Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Book Review: Someone You Know by Brian McGilloway

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge, from Partners in Crime Book Tours , for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it




Synopsis:
Lucy Black must protect the young and vulnerable...but can she protect herself? 

Late December. A sixteen-year-old girl is found dead on a train line. Detective Sergeant Lucy Black is called to identify the body. The only clues to the dead teenager's last movements are stored in her mobile phone and on social media - and it soon becomes clear that her 'friends' were not as trustworthy as she thought. Lucy is no stranger to death: she is still haunted by the memory of the child she failed to save, and the killer she failed to put behind bars. And with a new boss scrutinizing her every move, she is determined that - this time - she will leave no margin for error. 

This is a tense crime thriller about how, in the hands of a predator, trust can turn into terror.



Review:
I lovd the author's previous book, Little Girl Lost, so I was very excited to check out the latest Lucy Black series! I was NOT disappointed! The book picks up months after the previous one, and the characters are still dealing with the fallout/aftermath from the trauma in it. The author does a great job in giving just enough info for new readers, yet enough to spark the interest to go back and read the previous book, if you hadn't. Again the author does an excellent job of incorporating the very political history if Ireland into how Lucy and her co-workers have to do their jobs. 'The troubles' have left their mark on the country, it's people and it's neighborhoods. Policing is not a straightforward job, and there are deep rooted hostilities that remain. Against this somber problem, the author weaves a delft little mystery that will have you guessing and turning pages as quickly as you can, to determine who was really at fault, and the true scope of the faults of man. I highly recommend it!




About the Author:

Brian McGilloway is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Inspector Benedict Devlin series. He was born in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1974. After studying English at Queen’s University, Belfast, he took up a teaching position in St Columb’s College in Derry, where he is currently Head of English.


His first novel, Borderlands, published by Macmillan New Writing, was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger 2007 and was hailed by The Times as ‘one of (2007’s) most impressive debuts.’ The second novel in the series, Gallows Lane, was shortlisted for both the 2009 Irish Book Awards/Ireland AM Crime Novel of the Year and the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2010. Bleed A River Deep, the third Devlin novel, was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of their Best Books of 2010.

Brian's fifth novel, Little Girl Lost, which introduced this new series featuring DS Lucy Black, won the University of Ulster's McCrea Literary Award in 2011 and is a No.1 UK Kindle Bestseller.Brian lives near the Irish borderlands with his wife, daughter and three sons. Check out his website, Twitter and Facebook pages for more info!


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on this 2nd Lucy Black mystery. Sounds like a great read!

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