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Hurt – Brian McGilloway

Blurb:
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.

My Thoughts:
Overall I did enjoy this book but it was quite hard to read because it is about child endangerment.

As always, I did enjoy the investigative parts (I love crime/mystery novels). However, because there were so many characters I found it hard to follow at times.

I liked the characters and their backstories, it was nice that even though this is the second Lucy Black book, we can read this one as a stand-alone. I enjoyed that all of the characters had their demons and they were struggling through them throughout the book.

This is a good book but there are some content warnings that I think people should keep in mind before reading this book.

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