Lafferton struggles to cope with a series of crimes threaten the sanctity of hearth and home, leading Simon to engage with his own demons...
One rainy night, a couple welcomes two strangers needing help into their home. It's an act they will regret for the rest of their lives.
On the other side of town a woman is brutally murdered and her husband is left unconscious.
Are the two crimes connected? Serrailler sets out to investigate but will his own demons get in the way?
Simon Serrailler, Hill’s brilliant detective, is the central character in the great writer’s crime fiction novels
Beautifully told, Hill’s gimlet eye and steely prose remind you how fierce she can be
The Benefit of Hindsight evolves organically by way of a brilliant fusion of parts: plot, setting, characters, dialogue... I read it at a sitting. Not just a good book but an experience
Superb... It's a book to start when you have time to spare as you're not readily going to put it down until you get to the last page... I read it in just over a day and I'm still thinking about the characters days later
I love the Simon Serailler series and this was my favourite for a while... the ongoing family drama is hugely compelling. Add to that cleverly woven mystery elements and this, for me, puts this series somewhere near the top of my literary crime favourites