Not my first Val McDermid, but it was Val McDermid’s first.
Reading this book so soon after one of her more recent offerings was certainly an eye opener. Whilst the first book was well plotted and enjoyable, it was plain to see just how much her writing has grown, and what a truly brilliant author she has become.
Despite being told by umpteen people on several occasions about how amazing Val McDermid books are I’d never read one. I’ve got a lot of them, and have met Val several times, but still never read one. Until now.
She is brilliant. Everything that everyone has ever said. Needless to say I am now on a mission to plough through her back catalogue.