The Killing II. David Hewson yet again writes with authority, taking a story initially intended for the small screen and transforming it into a rich novel that never feels like an adaptation. The Killing II proves that lightning can indeed strike twice – this is a brilliantly written book that proves every bit as engaging and gripping as the television show that inspired it. Bravo Mr Hewson – we can’t wait to see what you do with The Killing III!
The Killing I. David Hewson – the author of more than a dozen detective novels set in Italy and with no need to stoop to anything too hurriedly commercial – has taken what was television gold and turned it into literary gold. This is one of the most engrossing detective novels I’ve read in a long time, with no easy solutions or insulting pay-offs and no easy moral to its story.