This compelling crime novel... amply proves the freshness and flair that he [Bingham] has brought to the police procedural. Written with unexpected warmth and wry observation, it brings its gruesome story to life without turning the stomach. ..Surprisingly delicate, it weaves a sinuous, seductive spell and confirms we have a new crime talent to treasure.
There is a complex and very clever double mystery here, and what makes the story unique is the parallel unraveling of Fiona's own mystery, and it's her voice, established precisely in the first book but given even freer rein here, that makes it so compelling.
They say there is nothing new under the sun... I have to say that in a lifetime of reading crime fiction I have never come across anyone quite like Fiona Griffiths... Read this book. Enjoy every syllable. Hold your breath, and tick off the weeks until the next one.
A most intriguing, if peculiar, detective ... Although this volatile protagonist dominates the first-person narrative, Bingham doesn't stint on plot (very complicated), procedures (very detailed) or action (very brutal)
Fiona [is] one of the more improbable but, in her own way, endearing cops I've ever come across ... what really matters in this novel is the sweet, strange complexities of Fiona's mind. LOVE STORY, WITH MURDERS is a dark delight, and I look forward to Fiona's future struggles with criminals, her demons and the mysteries of her past
"Enjoyable crime writing. Vividly depicted, atmospheric and very enjoyable."
Praise for gripping, atmosphere Fiona Griffiths crime thriller series: Chilling, atmospheric and so gripping it hurts. You won't read a better crime novel this year
Intriguing and compelling - I love Fiona Griffiths
In a word - brilliant. One of the most enjoyable crime novels I've read in a while
Compelling and claustrophic, Without a doubt, Fiona Griffiths is one of crime's most memorable heroines
One of the most interesting and complicated protagonists in current UK crime fiction. Truly unforgettable
Fiona Griffiths is one of the most unusual and engaging characters in British crime fiction. Those who haven't yet encountered Fiona will be drawn into a beautifully crafted world
Gripping...Fiona Griffiths kept me hooked to the last page and left me hungry for more
LOVE STORY, WITH MURDERS is a dark delight. Fiona is one of the more improbable but, in her own way, endearing cops I've ever come across
I have to say that in a lifetime of reading crime fiction I have never come across anyone quite like Fiona Griffiths...Read this book. Enjoy every syllable. Hold your breath, and tick off the weeks until the next one
Compelling...a new crime talent to treasure