Spotlight on Someone You Know by Brian McGilloway

Someone You Know

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Title: Someone You Know
Series: A Lucy Black Thriller
Author: Brian McGilloway
Publisher: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: May 20, 2014
Genres: Mystery, Police Procedural

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“Effortlessly blending Black’s personal woes into her professional life,
McGilloway weaves a taut police procedural in an unadorned
style that belies the stories complexity.” (Irish Times).

“Cleverly constructed, packed with vibrant and believable characters…
It confirms him as one of the most original voices in the
notably expanding field of Irish crime fiction.” (Irish Independent).

“Assured and grittily realistic tale from an author who is being
compared to James Lee Burke and Ian Rankin.” (Sunday Business Post).

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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. Hurt is a tense crime thriller about
how, in the hands of a predator, trust can turn into terror.

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About the Author

 

Brian McGillowayBrian McGilloway is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Inspector Benedict Devlin series. He was born in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1974. After studying English at Queen’s University, Belfast, he took up a teaching position in St Columb’s College in Derry, where he is currently Head of English.

His first novel, Borderlands, published by Macmillan New Writing, was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger 2007 and was hailed by The Times as ‘one of (2007’s) most impressive debuts.’ The second novel in the series, Gallows Lane, was shortlisted for both the 2009 Irish Book Awards/Ireland AM Crime Novel of the Year and the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2010. Bleed A River Deep, the third Devlin novel, was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of their Best Books of 2010.

Brian’s fifth novel, Little Girl Lost, which introduced a new series featuring DS Lucy Black, won the University of Ulster’s McCrea Literary Award in 2011 and is a No.1 UK Kindle Bestseller. The follow-up novel, Hurt, will be published in late 2013 by Constable and Robinson.

Brian lives near the Irish borderlands with his wife, daughter and three sons.

 

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