The writing is a cut above, it's simply quite a stunning read. A brutal, dark read, that shows how far-reaching past mistakes can be.
The Last Crossing is quite simply a brilliant piece of fiction, which is both gripping and riveting in equal measure.
This book completely bowled me over. This is addictive writing that draws you into a complex and character-driven cracker of a novel that leaves you with plenty to think about when you are done.
[A] superb book... thoughtful and insightful, wrenching and utterly compelling. It says something truly profound and universal about love, loyalty and revenge... If you want to understand Northern Ireland, or any society that has experienced conflict, put it on your list. And the writing is exquisite.
A brilliant excavation of the recent past... Another extraordinary novel from one of Ireland's crime fiction masters.
A story that will resonate with a lot of folks. It's nuanced and written in such a way that lends to rereads... It's no surprise that this book, similar to humans, is a mystery that awaits your attention.
An absolutely stunning novel.
A powerful, compelling read and it will stay with me for a long time.
The Last Crossing by Brian McGilloway is an emotional story with plenty of depth and that spark of something special that makes you feel connected to it all. A must-read for all fiction fans.
Unearths individual's truths, unreliable memories and personal mythologies with a complex character-driven story that will leave you breathless until the final page.
I admired McGilloway s ability to probe their mindset, to exaggerate their vulnerabilities, to highlight the utter terror they lived under as the military took over their streets, as violence lurked behind every corner... a thoughtful novel.
You feel connected to not only the characters in the story but also to the plot.
A fantastic read which I found hard to put down.
Brian has a beautiful way of writing, the story flowed seamlessly, and I couldn't wait to find a spare few minutes within my day so I could pick up my book once again.
This standalone tale is packed with intrigue, heightened with the split timelines and the quest for something whether it be closure or justice for the dead.
An outstanding read which will remain with me, I cannot recommend it highly enough.
As heart-stopping and thrilling as it is exquisitely written and prescient.
This is spell-binding fiction that speaks a deeper truth... You have to read this book. It is important, meaningful and quite extraordinary.
... McGilloway brings a forensic and compassionate eye to bear on the post-Troubles settlement in this thoughtful, moving, morally complex book.
McGilloway s grasp of characterisation is of the first rank, and more than compensates for the familiarity of the scenario here. The author continues to be one of Ireland s most accomplished crime writers.
This is a definite 5* read, that I would recommend to anyone, who likes a story with complex characters, along with a powerful and moving storyline... [and] a moving ending.
Superbly character-driven with thoughtful prose and tense scenes, The Last Crossing is a memorable thriller that will have you engrossed in the characters' journey from start to finish.