Reviews

  • "A mischievous sense of fun exists alongside a capacity to generate genuine edge-of-your-seat thrills and some thought-provoking moments. You won’t have more fun with a book this year"

    Sunday Express
  • "Not a single word is wasted in this beautifully written novel. Unsettling, evocative and staggeringly good, it is possibly Mina’s finest achievement"

    Daily Express
  • "A wonderfully atmospheric, unsettling read."

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  • "Deeply unsettling and thought provoking in all the best ways"

    Big Issue
  • "The Long Drop is an exceptional book. The pages reek of fifties Glasgow, forming an oppressive backdrop to a true crime story that fascinates and appals from start to finish. Mina’s prose cuts to the bone, laying bare the prideful wickedness of men in a tale that is as often touching as it is frightening. A feast of a crime novel."

    Stuart Neville
  • "The Long Drop is a fascinating, quietly insidious work, unsettling but absorbing"

    The Times
  • "Endlessly surprising... This incredible novel...seems to have been written in a white-hot rage.... Mina has always written with a head full of ideas and a mouth full of tough talk. Here, she’s finally got a story big enough to hold it all together."

    New York Times
  • "It is a beautifully written book, a masterpiece by the woman who may be Britain’s finest living crime novelist"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "The Long Drop is not just a success and a thrilling read in its own right, but a game-changer for the genre."

    Scotland on Sunday