�The main plot is straightforward enough � who is the killer and will he be caught? � but the narrative is so streamlined and effective that it races beautifully along until it smacks against the buffers of an unexpected but entirely convincing ending� Spectator�Eagerly awaited by all aficionados of fiction� P. D James�I stayed up gone two in the morning and by the end there were tears in my eyes�.Daily Telegraph, Toby ClementsIn the peaceful cathedral city of Lafferton, a gunman is terrorising young women. What � if anything � links the attacks? Is the marksman with a rifle the same person as the killer with a handgun or do the police have two snipers on their hands?Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler is in charge of the case, but he is also struggling to deal with a tragedy at the heart of his own family. Two forthcoming events � a local fair and the high-profile cathedral wedding of the Lord Lieutenant�s daughter � only add to the pressure��As always, Hill creates a marvellous cast of characters with absorbing contemporary concerns� Daily Mail�A gripping and beautifully written novel�Literary Review
All the ingredients for the perfect crime novel are here, but the added value comes from Hill's distinctive and human psychological insights.
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January 25, 2011
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