As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get.
McDermid's books are getting better and better...an absorbing novel of character.
One of our finest crime writers.
Another cracker in the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series from the most imaginative creator of serial killers we have.
So gripping that it puts your life on hold.
Everything a great detective novel should be: pacy, gripping, clever and stylish and, most of all, a fantastic read.
McDermid remains unrivalled at yoking chilling scenarios to a pulsing narrative; and Hill's torment is palpable in this scary, dark thriller. Brilliant
Gripping, well-written, nail-biting stuff
A moving novel, not just a gripping one.
She is the real mistress of psychological gripping thrillers; no-one can plot or tell a story like she can. The hairs on my neck literally stood up.
McDermid's mastery of this genre is evident, particularly in her dialogue, in which there is rarely a false note.
...reminds us just how finely plotted and intelligently written McDermid's novels are. More please - and soon.