DS Lucy Black
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(4.2 based on 226 ratings)
  • 1
    Little Girl Lost: DS Lucy Black, Book 1 | Brian McGilloway

    Little Girl Lost: DS Lucy Black, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Brian McGilloway
    • Narrated By Caroline Lennon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (92)

    Midwinter. A child is found wandering in an ancient woodland, her hands covered in blood. But it is not her own. Unwilling - or unable - to speak, the only person she seems to trust is the young officer who rescued her, Detective Sergeant Lucy Black. Soon afterwards, DS Black finds herself moved from a high-profile case involving the kidnapping of another girl, a prominent businessman's teenage daughter.

    Powerful stuff! More please!

    Intelligently written, engrossing.

    Reviewed on 13 June 2015 by Ann (Newcastle, England)
  • 2
    Hurt: DS Lucy Black, Book 2 | Brian McGilloway

    Hurt: DS Lucy Black, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Brian McGilloway
    • Narrated By Caroline Lennon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (72)

    Lucy Black must protect the young and vulnerable... but can she protect herself? Late December. A 16-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' weren't what they claimed to be. 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.

    Good police procedural in gritty NI setting

    Pretty engaging. The child protection aspect is a bit new in police procedurals and was chilling and realistic.

    Reviewed on 02 December 2013 by D (suffolk, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    Preserve the Dead: DS Lucy Black, Book 3 | Brian McGilloway

    Preserve the Dead: DS Lucy Black, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Brian McGilloway
    • Narrated By Caroline Lennon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (34)

    Detective Sergeant Lucy Black is visiting her father, a patient in a secure unit in Gransha Hospital on the banks of the River Foyle. He's been hurt badly in an altercation with another patient, and Lucy is shocked to discover him chained to the bed for safety. But she barely has time to take it all in before an orderly raises the alarm - a body has been spotted floating in the river below.... The body of an elderly man in a grey suit is hauled ashore: he is cold dead.

    Took long time to get to the storyline. It's okay but I don't think I would choose this author again.

    Not for me.
    Thought there could have been more meat to the story.
    Tried too hard to be what it didn't have the content to be.

    Reviewed on 23 March 2016 by Corky ()