‘A skilfully plotted story, with strongly drawn characters,
and the tension builds slowly to a clever dénouement.'
‘An adept stylist.’
The New York Times
‘This stunning British suspense story will keep readers edgy
and guessing until the very end… A first-rate chiller.’
'Murphy is absolutely fair as she moves her totally credible team
of cops through each possibility, with some doors a opening and
others closing (or appearing to close) at every turn. And her villain,
who never shows Clara his face, is all the more frightening because
of his rough-edged intelligence. . . [A] high-tension thriller.'
‘An excellent novel, told from three points of view: those
of the perpetrator, the victim, and the police… [A] well written
thriller, told with compassion, but without sugar-coating.’
‘This is a real winner!’
The Romantic Times Bookclub
‘This must-read from Murphy is nothing short of spectacular,
combining suspense and unbearable chills with depth and substance
perfectly within a taut police procedural . . . This is a brilliant
and intelligent read… Highly recommended, but with a warning,
lock your doors and leave the lights on, because the fear it instills
is deep.’ (5 bolts!)
New Mystery Reader www.newmysteryreader.com
‘It looks as if the reigning queen of the British psychological
thriller, Val McDermid, has some competition.’
‘Fans will value this dark psychological thriller that does
not let go until the final ante, is raised.’
The Midwest Book
'Murphy generates a powerful sense of menace and the
dreadful fear that something awful is about to happen
. . . if Murphy's appointed task is to scare the reader
out of his or her pants, she succeeds brilliantly.'
'Margaret Murphy has managed to produce another outstanding
psychological thriller, cleverly subverting the accepted
conventions of the power-trip kidnapping story . . .
Darkness Falls is a powerful work whose surprising central
story comes to a genuinely moving conclusion, driven
by Murphy's grasp of motivation and character.'
'Gripping from the beginning.'
'A gripping thriller - the sort you want to devour in
Manchester Evening News
'Menacing psychological thriller with a clever plot.'
Glasgow Evening Times
'This is a piece of absolutely terrifying writing!'
North Wales Chronicle
'Set aside a day - you won't be able to put it down
once it has you in its grip.'
'Just what British crime writing is crying out for -
a compassionate, grass roots British novel with the pace,
energy and impeccable research of an American thriller.'
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