"Perfectly pitched between dry humour and dread, Falling More Slowly manages to convey the complexities not only of its characters, but also of Bristol itself ... It's a strong debut for a new series and bodes well for future McLusky novels."
San Diego Union Tribune
"Helton, who has written three novels in another series, specialises in the police procedural, and "Falling More Slowly" is a testament to his love of the form. It's gritty and realistic, and although an arrest is made, the conclusion - like life - is messy and tentative."
Richmond Times Dispatch
"Engaging first in a new procedural series ... Helton leaves readers all the more eager for the sequel"
"Fall-about funny ... Helton's rich, tactile prose conveys the taste of tobacco and Guinness and the look of dying sunlight ... Helton is an author to be watched."
"Helton provides breezy prose and a lively cast."