Olivia Kiernan's writing is brave and unflinching, dark and unsentimental. Read this one with the lights ON!
The heir to Tana French's throne.
Excellent . . . Superbly controlled with a strong voice. The prose is lean and the atmosphere tense, just the way I like it!
Cracking . . . Taut, gripping and beautifully written.
I love DCS Frankie Sheehan, and her presence really fizzes on the pages of If Looks Could Kill. Olivia Kiernan has done it again!
A beautifully written book that drew me in from the first chapter and dragged me at pace towards a thrilling conclusion . . . This should be one of the books of the year.
A gripping, page?-turner with bags of atmosphere, in which the wilds of Wicklow provide a haunting backdrop to the twists and turns of DCS Frankie Sheehan's latest investigation.
If Looks Could Kill raises the bar once more. Superb plotting, excellent character development and no one does setting better, in my opinion. Clever, stylish, cinematic. And bloody entertaining.
What an absolute winner of a book. Superbly plotted, with characters I immediately want to hang out with more, and an immensely satisfying yet real conclusion. Five stars from me.
A superior crime thriller filled with f?ascinating characters and laced with dark wit. The ending was both shocking and satisfying. Highly recommended.
A wonderfully rich lead character and a story that twists in unforeseen directions.
Quite honestly one of the best police procedurals I've ever read. Beautifully written, utterly compelling and perfectly plotted.
Olivia Kiernan's third novel is quite simply her best. Her clean yet richly satisfying prose sings on the page. Stylish, smart and oh-so-compelling, Kiernan is fast becoming one of the brightest stars in the Irish crime fiction firmament.
Gritty, twisty and atmospheric, with an ending you definitely won't see coming.
Top notch crime-writing - smart, fast-paced and filled with a cracking cast of characters. I devoured If Looks Could Kill in a single weekend.
A tense, vivid and pacy police procedural, shot through with humanity and a touch of humour as only Olivia Kiernan can - it gripped me to the final page.
This classy series...has echoes of real-life scandals about undercover cops in illicit relationships, and it is written with an undertone of anger about ruined lives