Hurt (DS Lucy Black) Paperback – 14 Nov 2013
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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)
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We are left with a bit of a tease, will Lucy develop a relationship with officer from the Tech Dept who has been so helpful to her, or will she return to Robbie? If she does, will it be a testament to the strength of their relationship or will it be a guilt reaction? We are also left with an open ended situation from the first book, will she ever find the arsonist she is seeking?
This is a hard book to read because of the subject matter, but it is dealt with carefully and with a degree of sensitivity.
I found it hard to put down because I wanted to get to the end, to find out who was behind it and to ensure that justice was done. Sometimes however, where justice is not transparent a different form of 'justice' is sometimes brought to bear on a situation and not everyone here gets the sort of justice I would recognise.
I look forward to seeing more books in this series, and to seeing them develop.
As so often happens in this kind of book, a body appears out of nowhere in quite extraordinary circumstances, a convoluted plot of intrigue emerges, solved cunningly by our police heroine through a series of fortunate coincidences and personal links with key players. It taxes the reader's credulity and memory, and all but the most diligent reader will probably be somewhat confused by the end of the piece.
But all is not lost. Hurt provides an interesting commentary on post-conflict Northern Ireland and, set in the north west, makes a welcome change from the many Belfast-based police procedurals. We are invited to explore the early years of the mixed-religion PSNI - although this reader never quite bought the secret mother-daughter relationship between DS Black and the Assistant Chief Constable.
Hurt is a quicker read than the page count would suggest and it was quite good fun. But it was probably not quite tight enough to persuade this reader to persist with the Lucy Black series.