McDermid remains unrivalled at yoking chilling scenarios to a pulsing narrative; and Hill's torment is palpable in this scary, dark thriller. Brilliant
Everything a great detective novel should be: pacy, gripping, clever and stylish and, most of all, a fantastic read.
Another cracker in the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series from the most imaginative creator of serial killers we have.
...reminds us just how finely plotted and intelligently written McDermid's novels are. More please - and soon.
McDermid's books are getting better and better...an absorbing novel of character.
A moving novel, not just a gripping one.
As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get.
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.
One of our finest crime writers.
Gripping, well-written, nail-biting stuff
So gripping that it puts your life on hold.