The plot is wonderful, the characterisation of a family in crisis is both sharp and sympathetic, and the author does not shy away from examining the less palatable aspects of relations between the police and the public.
It's a cracking plot, and Campbell's writing is informed not only by her own experience, but by the considerable amount of research she has put into the legal and psychological risks run by firearms officers
The characters from Campbell's blistering debut THE TWILIGHT TIME return and they bring with them the sharp, perceptive prose and meticulous attention to detail that are fast establishing the author as a literary force to be reckoned with.
'Looks set to cement her reputation . . . she handles this topical and gripping tale with expert skill.'
Raw, real and so evocative you can almost hear the screams. Bang those drums and get the word out... if this debut is a true reflection of her talent then she's going to be huge.
This book is the best that I have read all this year, with a truly gripping plot and a really atmospheric characterisation . . . only the second [novel] by this astonishingly good new author . . . The quality of the writing was exceptional.
Karen expertly weaves her prose so well, that you feel yourself living, breathing and even sympathising with the characters . . . thought-provoking and engaging, ideal book club fodder