Harrowing... Vivid, unsparing prose...helps make this a haunting, highly disturbing mystery.
An involving police procedural with a protagonist who agonizes about maintaining both a committed personal relationship and a demanding career.
Elizabeth Haynes is the most exciting thing to happen to crime fiction in a long time
Had me hooked . . . I immediately wanted to turn back to the beginning and start reading again
Haynes pulls no punches...the skillful police work and superb ending make the reading truly worthwhile. Mystery readers will want more Haynes!
I never wanted to stop reading; both Scarlett's story and the developing relationships within the major incident team are gripping stuff
The sprinkling of jet-black comedy and the authentic voice . . . keeps you going back for more
A brilliant gut-wrenching story that will play on your mind
Intensely evocative, you can almost smell the police and interview rooms . . . authentic, gripping and all-consuming
If Sophie Hannah looks over her shoulder, she'll see Haynes catching up fast, while picking up fans of the late Ruth Rendell along the way