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
Intensely evocative, you can almost smell the police and interview rooms . . . authentic, gripping and all-consuming
Elizabeth Haynes is the most exciting thing to happen to crime fiction in a long time
An involving police procedural with a protagonist who agonizes about maintaining both a committed personal relationship and a demanding career.
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
A brilliant gut-wrenching story that will play on your mind
Had me hooked . . . I immediately wanted to turn back to the beginning and start reading again
Harrowing... Vivid, unsparing prose...helps make this a haunting, highly disturbing mystery.