This a very well-paced story, which ratchets up a gear towards the end. Crime fiction and police procedural fans will enjoy this. Lucy Black is a welcome addition to the ranks of fictional detectives.
Hurt is only Black's second outing, it's a nimbly written and cleverly plotted tale. It's the details of the Derry landscape as much as the investigation into the murder of a teenage girl that held my interest. Give Black a try: this could be the start of a beautiful friendship.
I thought this book was excellent. The characters were realistic and the setting was painted vividly, if frighteningly… I’d certainly recommend this book both for McGilloway fans and if you just want a good crime book to read.