D S Lucy Black #02: Hurt

D S Lucy Black #02: Hurt
Brian McGilloway
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h198 x 126mm - 416pg
3/02/2022 UK
9781472133663
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Late December. A sixteen-year-old girl is found dead on a train line. Detective Sergeant Lucy Black from the Public Protection Unit is called to identify the body. The murdered girl, Karen Highes, having a father in prison and an alcoholic mother had no choice but to live in residential care and DS Black soon discovers the only clue to the girl's movements are her mobile phone and social media - where her 'friends' may not be all they seem. Meanwhile, Black is still haunted by Mary Quigg's death in a house fire over a year ago. Her pain is then intensified when she finds Mary's grave vandalised - Black is deeply upset and spurred on in her pledge to find the man she knows is responsible for the fire. But Lucy has to tread carefully: with a new DI to content with, and her fractious mother, the Assistant Chief Constable, looking over her shoulder, she can't afford to make a mistake...
Hurt is only Black's second outing, it's a nimbly written and cleverly plotted tale. It's the details of the Derry landscape as much as the investigation into the murder of a teenage girl that held my interest. Give Black a try: this could be the start of a beautiful friendship. Daily Telegraph I thought this book was excellent. The characters were realistic and the setting was painted vividly, if frighteningly. I'd certainly recommend this book both for McGilloway fans and if you just want a good crime book to read. thecrimewarp This a very well-paced story, which ratchets up a gear towards the end. Crime fiction and police procedural fans will enjoy this. Lucy Black is a welcome addition to the ranks of fictional detectives. randomthingsthroughmyletterbox
Brian McGilloway was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1974, and teaches English at St Columb's College, Derry. He lives near the Irish borderlands with his wife and their four children. He is the author of six previous crime novels: Little Girl Lost, The Rising, Bleed A River Deep, Gallows Lane, Borderlands and The Nameless Dead.