It is only the high standard that Mollie Hunter's earlier novels has established that makes one express an edge of disappointment over her latest [The Lothian Run]. The author's native Scotland provides a setting for a fast-moving story … which, from many other pens, would be accepted with enthusiasm. The relatively thin characterization and mechanical manipulation of plot, however, both ring strangely from this writer. (p. 260)
Gordon Parsons, "Book Reviews: 'The Lothian Run'," in The School Librarian, Vol. 19, No. 3, September, 1971, pp. 260-61.