There aren't many to touch her for insight into the minds of hunter and hunted.
The tenth outing for the much-loved duo is a reliably engrossing thriller - and one that ends with a colossal reminder of just why McDermid has been the queen of crime for three decades.
McDermid ratchets up the tension . . . [her] most expressive and emotional novel to date, giving readers more than just a clever criminal to get their teeth into.
Dark and expert crime writing . . . beautifully crafted
Here is another gripping crime novel by Val McDermid . . . an exciting book by one of today's most accomplished crime writers
Elegantly plotted, it's pure class
[T]horoughly pleasing, engaging, indeed compelling, a very fine piece of craftsmanship. It will reward those who have followed the Jordan and Hill sequence, and send latecomers back to the earlier novels.
Val McDermid, known as the queen of psychological thrillers, surpasses herself here, delivering one of the most surprising twists you'll read this year. Outstanding.