"Mina has always been a close observer of the brutality drunkards can inflict on their wives and children... this one feels painfully real."
--Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
"The emerging story is an intricate and suspenseful unveiling of a murderer's mind while taking readers on a compelling journey through Glasgow's historic underworld...This stand-alone thriller showcases Mina at her best, capturing the nuanced psychological suspense and ethical shadows of her Alex Morrow series as well as the electric dialogue and tangible grit of her Paddy Meehan novels."--Booklist (Starred Review)
--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"A whip-smart Scottish crime novel...you'll find yourself hooked."--Kim Hubbard, People
"Mina's riveting sixth novel featuring Glasgow Detective Inspector Alex Morrow...(is) an installment that exposes the bleakness of small-town Scotland as skillfully as it does the bustling mean streets of Glasgow."
The "always dependable Mina...delivers another atmospheric, well crafted mystery."--Library Journal
"Mina's gift at unveiling the relatable quandaries, desires, and missteps that create criminals provides an irresistible hook...Recommend to readers who appreciate driven, conflicted female detectives like Anne Holt's Hanne Wilhelmsen, Val McDermid's Carol Jordan, and Tana French's Cassie Maddox."--Booklist
"The Long Drop takes readers on a suspenseful tour into the past, through psyches and situations far grimmer than even those sooty Glasgow streets."
--Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post