Brilliant! . . . Gut-wrenching plotting, alongside heart-wrenching portraits of the characters who populate his world, not to mention the top-notch police procedure
A police procedural that grips like pliers
Superbly cinematic from the beginning to the explosive finale, this would be a thrilling movie
'Peter Robinson has for too long, and unfairly, been in the shadow of Ian Rankin; perhaps PIECE OF MY HEART, the latest in the Chief Inspector Banks series, will give him the status he deserves, near, perhaps even at the top of, the British crime writers' league . . . PIECE OF MY HEART brilliantly interweaves past and present . . . further enhancing Alan Banks's reputation as one of crime fiction's most appealing cops'
It's neither the setting nor even the characters that makes Robinson's work so satisfying, but the plottning of Swiss-watch precision
Peter Robinson is good at producing ingenious mysteries, and this one does not disappoint
Praise for PIECE OF MY HEART and FRIEND OF THE DEVIL