'The queen of crime is still at the top of her game'
The ingenuity with which Val McDermid keeps her crime-fighting duo fresh is as captivating as her deftly plotted denouement
This is McDermid on exemplary form, generating the requisite suspense but never forgetting that the characterisation of Hill and Jordan is a key ingredient
McDermid's storytelling is as classy and compelling as ever
Elegantly choreographed . . . McDermid fashions a finale which tees up the next thriller in this sequence admirably