An unsettling and powerful story. The plot cleverly weaves past and present - with shocking, edge-of-the-seat twists until its heart-stopping finale
At a stroke, Mark Hill has joined the upper echelons of London crime writers
Enter DI Ray Drake, the flawed, sharply-drawn lead of this promising new series. The author has an unerring ability to give incidents a biting sense of reality
I loved The Two O'Clock Boy! It's gripping and scary and twisty and unpredictable
Mark Hill has written a brilliant debut with characters that linger in the subconscious long after reading. I devoured The Two O'Clock Boy and can't wait to see what he does next. He's a real talent.
Utterly gripping, packed with unforgettable characters - and SO well-written. The twists had me reeling!
Two O'Clock Boy is surely going to be the hardest debut of 2017 to beat. What a story and what a superb writer!
Ambitiously complex and compelling, Two O'Clock Boy left me deliciously uncomfortable and blindsided by that final twist!
DI Drake is the flawed detective most of us can only dream of writing
Enough cunning plot twists to keep you hooked right up to the nerve-jangling denouement.
As poignant as it is gripping.
Twisty, gripping and gritty, Two O'Clock Boy is an exciting start to a major new crime series
A superb final twist
A cracking debut. I can't wait to see more of Ray Drake.
Grips from the start and never lets up
A cracking debut from a talent to watch
A delight of a book that wreaks havoc with your assumptions in a delicious Highsmithian manner. Hill has a hell of a career ahead of him.
Fiercely fresh and wonderfully written. DI Drake is a marvellous creation and I can't wait to read more
A compelling read, packed with unexpected twists and explosive secrets, that builds to a shocking and unforgettable climax. A fantastic debut.
A fantastic debut: dark, addictive and original. I couldn't put it down.
An assured, dark and gritty debut marking the start of what looks like a great series