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  1. says:

    I find I m enjoying this series just as much as I did the author s previous Benedict Devlin books And for pretty much the same reasons too a credible and well drawn cast of central characters each with their own anxieties and flaws intricate and original plotlines all set against the backdrop of a region still deeply scarred by the former Troubles a harsh euphemism for what was essentially a civil war.Brian McGilloway certainly pulls no punches when describing the cruelties some human I find I m enjoying this series just as much as I did the author s previous Benedict Devlin books And for pretty much the same reasons too a credible and well drawn cast of central characters each with their own anxieties and flaws intricate and original plotlines all set against the backdrop of a region still deeply scarred by the former Troubles a harsh euphemism for what was essentially a civil war.Brian McGilloway certainly pulls no punches when describing the cruelties some humans can inflict upon others, but he does so in a way that is balanced and insightful, rather than prurient and sensationalist


  2. says:

    I had read Brian McGilloway s Borderlands and was so impressed with it that I bought this immediately when it was an advertised daily deal It didn t have the intensity or the suspense of Borderlands, but I still enjoyed it I d put this in the category of books that are good evening reading on days when your concentration has ebbed or you re feeling a little worn from the day The protagonist, Lucy Black, is suitably complex She s grappling with regret, the grey areas of morality, and a frayed I had read Brian McGilloway s Borderlands and was so impressed with it that I bought this immediately when it was an advertised daily deal It didn t have the intensity or the suspense of Borderlands, but I still enjoyed it I d put this in the category of books that are good evening reading on days when your concentration has ebbed or you re feeling a little worn from the day The protagonist, Lucy Black, is suitably complex She s grappling with regret, the grey areas of morality, and a frayed relationship with her mother The plot focuses on solving a murder of a teenaged girl and finding another girl who s missing, and McGilloway writes about those crimes with a deft touch I ll be curious to see how he develops the Lucy Black character in further installments Overall, an enjoyable read


  3. says:

    3.5 Third book in the series but the first I have read I can tell I missed some background in the relationship of the characters, but that did not stop my enjoyment of this novel The character of Lucy Black is a most interesting one She tends to act every which way in order to solve the case, especially in this one where a young girl she knew is killed and other young girls are at risk Many dead ends, surprises and twist keep the story line moving, with of course many things going on in the 3.5 Third book in the series but the first I have read I can tell I missed some background in the relationship of the characters, but that did not stop my enjoyment of this novel The character of Lucy Black is a most interesting one She tends to act every which way in order to solve the case, especially in this one where a young girl she knew is killed and other young girls are at risk Many dead ends, surprises and twist keep the story line moving, with of course many things going on in the background of the lead characters Good atmospheric mystery, Will keep watch for the next in the series


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    Following the phenomenal success of Little Girl Lost, the first thriller featuring DS Lucy Black, McGilloway returns to her character in his new release Hurt Despite me being a huge fan if the Inspector Devlin series, I must confess that somehow McGilloway s alternative series had escaped my radar, so this is my first foray into Lucy Black s world, and a thoroughly riveting and enjoyable one at that.There isthan enough reference to the events of the first book for the new reader to be qui Following the phenomenal success of Little Girl Lost, the first thriller featuring DS Lucy Black, McGilloway returns to her character in his new release Hurt Despite me being a huge fan if the Inspector Devlin series, I must confess that somehow McGilloway s alternative series had escaped my radar, so this is my first foray into Lucy Black s world, and a thoroughly riveting and enjoyable one at that.There isthan enough reference to the events of the first book for the new reader to be quickly immersed in the harrowing events that Black has experienced, and which have shaped her character, both in a personal and professional sense What the reader quickly perceives is that Black is an extremely committed and focused police officer, even if she does become slightly too personally involved in her cases at times, but fulfilling the classic edict of all great detective fiction, has a rather unsettled personal life in the wake of a failed relationship Refreshingly though, she is not aided and abetted by the failings of her personal life by being either sexually promiscuous or befuddled by drink and drugs, but instead immerses herself in an emotive investigation where damaged young girls in the care system are procured for sex, resulting in murder McGilloway really taps into Black s increasing bewilderment at the sheer disregard shown for these vulnerable girls, by the men some of them in positions of trust or power that use and abuse them, and embarks on a single minded mission to gain justice on their behalf, drawing Black into extreme personal danger McGilloway once again demonstrates his superlative skill at pace and plotting, increasing the feeling of danger at a steady pace to a truly nail biting last few chapters This, in tandem, with the superb characterisation of both Black herself, and her colleagues, in particular her immediate boss, DI Tom Fleming, who has an interesting story of his own within the plot, and Black s difficult relationship with his replacement, makes for a powerful and gripping thriller The reader is immersed throughout in Black s personal narrative, but in addition McGilloway perfectly conveys the less than pleasant aspects that lurk below respectable society, that powerfully unsettle the reader but which are integral to the overall theme of the book, focusing on the abuse of vulnerable young people in society, and the role of individuals like Black in bringing the perpetrators of such crimes to justice A striking read with a great female protagonist that kept me hooked throughout


  5. says:

    This is a wonderful book.The second outing for DS Lucy Black in the PPU in Derry Public Protection Unit.The writing is tight and the plot clever and original the timeframe is short and Lucy is on hand to follow up each new lead and plot advancement This make for an exciting read and compelling in terms of its development and outcome.The author also writes well in terms of plot, character and descriptive prose making for a engaging read you will be reluctant to put down.I fell in love with Mc This is a wonderful book.The second outing for DS Lucy Black in the PPU in Derry Public Protection Unit.The writing is tight and the plot clever and original the timeframe is short and Lucy is on hand to follow up each new lead and plot advancement This make for an exciting read and compelling in terms of its development and outcome.The author also writes well in terms of plot, character and descriptive prose making for a engaging read you will be reluctant to put down.I fell in love with McGilloway s writing through the Devlin series but I find myself yet again giving full marks for a Lucy Black novel Like Litttle Girl Lost I found the writing relevent and challenging exposing worlds we would rather not consider for too long Yet this is the world of Police enforcement and the blackness of the criminal soul needs to be exposed The story is not pleasant but the quality of the writing ias that it doesn t dwell on the sensationalism but the reality of its impact on lifes affected by such crimes No one is presented as whiter than white and the muddled politics of Northern Ireland in recent days is covered with great balance and insight.In Lucy Black the author has created a terrific female character, not quite her mother but flawed all the same She is an intuitive detective, driven to find justice for all even if that includes political shortcuts or practical natural justice In the process we have a clever murder mystery which rattles along to deliver a terrific read and reveal an author at the height of his powers McGilloway reflects on a broken society and hints at how it may have survived the troubles but overall it is the strength of the characters he creates that mean his work will live long after the strife has been resolved


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    Late Sunday 16th DecemberHarry a railway line worker in Derry finds a young sixteen year old girl laying face down on the train line track with a gapping wound The only way to find out Karen Hughes last movements was to inspect her mobile phone and on the social media Forensics examine all of Karen s clothes to see if any traces of something will help them arrest who killed Karen Hughes.It appears that four girls under the of eighteen had gone missing and never been found With twenty two miss Late Sunday 16th DecemberHarry a railway line worker in Derry finds a young sixteen year old girl laying face down on the train line track with a gapping wound The only way to find out Karen Hughes last movements was to inspect her mobile phone and on the social media Forensics examine all of Karen s clothes to see if any traces of something will help them arrest who killed Karen Hughes.It appears that four girls under the of eighteen had gone missing and never been found With twenty two missing across the North.Another fifteen year old girl missing and a grim discovery of a very young girl is found buried in quicklime.Hurt by Brian McGilloway keeps the action tight and gripping for the full 406 pages.It appears that four girls under the of eighteen had gone missing and never been found With twenty two missing across the North


  7. says:

    Did not enjoy this book as much as the first one in the series Will readHope that the 3rd one will intrigue me3 stars


  8. says:

    A young girl goes missing from care and is found 3 days later with her throat cut on a railway line Unfortunately for the murderer the train didn t run her over and make it look like suicide because someone had stolen the electric cable and halted the train Then another girl goes missing This is an extremely well plotted novel with circles within circles and ripples going out the way but it is all very logical and easy to follow It gives a very clear picture of policing in Northern Ireland w A young girl goes missing from care and is found 3 days later with her throat cut on a railway line Unfortunately for the murderer the train didn t run her over and make it look like suicide because someone had stolen the electric cable and halted the train Then another girl goes missing This is an extremely well plotted novel with circles within circles and ripples going out the way but it is all very logical and easy to follow It gives a very clear picture of policing in Northern Ireland where sectarianism adds a whole new dimension to criminality and policing but it also gives you an idea of normal policing as well because they have to find the cable thieves as well as a murderer and the missing girl The characterisation is also very good Lucy is perhaps too much of a lone gun to be entirely realistic in a police setting but her brooding personality and single mindedness are well done I have enjoyed all Mr McGilloway s books and this is a fine addition to his catalogue


  9. says:

    I really liked the ending of this one Some problems solved but some unresolved for later books in the series.


  10. says:

    Another great story in the DS Lucy Black series I love the cover, but not sure how it relates to the story Looking forward to reading the next in the series, The Forgotten Ones.


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Hurt download Hurt, read online Hurt, kindle ebook Hurt, Hurt 0c8712e3fbf1 Lucy Black Must Protect The Young And Vulnerable But Can She Protect Herself Late December A Sixteen Year Old Girl Is Found Dead On A Train Line Detective Sergeant Lucy Black Is Called To Identify The Body The Only Clues To The Dead Teenager S Last Movements Are Stored In Her Mobile Phone And On Social Media And It Soon Becomes Clear That Her Friends Were Not As Trustworthy As She Thought Lucy Is No Stranger To Death She Is Still Haunted By The Memory Of The Child She Failed To Save, And The Killer She Failed To Put Behind Bars And With A New Boss Scrutinizing Her Every Move, She Is Determined That This Time She Will Leave No Margin For Error