An exciting debut from a very promising new talent
Unusual and interesting
As always, Bruce produces a rewarding read
Menacing and insidious
Bruce is doing for Cambridge what Colin Dexter did for Oxford with Inspector Morse . . . She uses her city just as deftly as Dexter did his, however, and adds subtle touches of feminine intuition and guile. Her plots are deceptively simple, yet describe the frailties of the human heart with a rare skill . . . The death propels Goodhew back into police work. His innate dignity and Bruce's flair make her one of our most interesting crime writers
Alison Bruce is fascinating. Her imagination is always unpredictable and her writing is challenging and compelling
The tension is ratcheted up to the bitter end!
A superb writer
It's all orchestrated (from opening adagio to allegro finale) with authority
Never before have I read such a compelling, chilling read that kept me intrigued from beginning to end . . . If you adore psychological thrillers and books such as The Girl on the Train, then this is a must read!
The final twist is a corker that I did not see coming... Alison Bruce is better known for her police procedurals, but on this showing, she's every bit as skilled and creative when she turns her hand to a psychological thriller
A wonderful standalone from Alison Bruce whose DC Gary Goodhew novels have built her a reputation as a master of her craft. I Did It For Us held me from the off. It's compelling, slickly plotted and brilliantly written