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  • Her best book yet, an astonishingly complex and moving literary detective story that made me sob but also snort with laughter. It's the sort of novel you have to start rereading the minute you've finished it

  • Sharp humour, together with a number of unexpected twists makes this a typically pacey and intelligent read

    Daily Mail
  • A greedy feast of a story by a masterful author...A profound, exciting and lingering read

    Daily Express
  • Triumphant...Her best book yet...A tragi-comedy for our times

    Sunday Telegraph
  • To read it is to enter a hall of mirrors...Part complex family drama, part mystery, it winds up having more depth and vividness than ordinary thrillers and more thrills than ordinary fiction...A wonderfully tricky book

    New York Times
  • As satisfying as anything dreamed up by Raymond Chandler, but the beauty of the novel lies in its spot-on characterizations, pitch perfect observations of contemporary culture and a sharp, wisecracking narrative voice

    Time Out
  • Shot through with sharp, black humour, and introducing a loveable hero in Brodie, this is storytelling that satisfies at every level

    Marie Claire (Book of the Month)
  • Atkinson is very good indeed... more satisfying than many detective novels. Everyone who picks it up will feel compelled to follow it through to the last page

  • Brilliantly playful, witty and original... massive and consistent talent for comedy

    The Scotsman
  • Intriguing and affecting... she has also created a compelling central chracter in world-weary private investigator Jackson Brodie, who is determined to bring justice to all the lives that lie fractured around him

    Red (Book of the Month)

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