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'In this electrifying sequel to Murphy's first outing featuring the determined lawyer, Clara Pascal, readers are taken on another turbulent and touching ride through the halls of justice... Murphy supplies the reader with plenty of suspense, red herrings, and just good old fashion great story telling that will enthral and surprise until the final page. One hell of a read, don't miss this latest, it chills just deeply as it delights. ' (4 bolts) New Mystery Reader Magazine

'In this riveting sequel to British author Murphy's Darkness Falls (2004), criminal lawyer Clara Pascal reluctantly gets drawn into a grisly murder case… Murphy tantalizes the reader as she effortlessly weaves the story lines and sustains the tension until the end. Fresh takes on whodunit standards and insight into the minds of the fully realized characters make this an excellent psychological thriller.' (Starred review)
Publishers’ Weekly (US)

‘Margaret Murphy is one of the up and coming crime writers of the new generation. This ain't Agatha Christie or any other sleuth-type novel. We are in the dark depths of psychological crime and Murphy is wonderfully adept at analysing not only the mind of the perpetrator but also the victim, as well as dealing with vivid accuracy the flow of revelation in an investigation . . . Clemence and Clara leap from the page like Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling . . . Weaving Shadows is a gripping, many-layered read.’ Sherlock

‘Gripping Storytelling.’ Dublin Evening Herald

'Surprisingly teasing . . . visual, well-paced thriller.' ***
Daily Mirror

‘Ms. Murphy handles her complex plot with a sure hand and brings it to a stunning climax.’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Dark, gripping, horrific crime tale’ The Bookseller

‘As psychologically thrilling as they get . . . a page-turner in every sense of the word.’
The Irish World, London

‘Compelling.’ ***
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‘Murphy’s seventh novel can be rated amongst the best of British crime writing and gives the likes of Ian Rankin and Minette Walters a run for their money . . . If you like crime, you’ll love Murphy.’ Chester Chronicle

‘[Margaret Murphy’s] novels demonstrate the same power and skill as those of Minette Walters and Val McDermid’s standalone works.’ **** Deadly Pleasures

‘It’s the arrival on the crime scene of writers like Murphy that gives the genre hope for the future.’ Yorkshire Post

‘Absorbing and unpredictable’ Manchester Evening News

‘Murphy’s excellent books are all concerned with the violent criminal and the victim of crime, and the new book will add lustre to her reputation.’ Crime Time

‘Cunning crime writing at its best.’ Bangor Chronicle

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