• "One of the greatest novelists presently at work in our language"

    Scott Turow
  • "This is a book that cannot be taken for granted and no reader should pass it by"

    Anthony Clare, Sunday Times
  • "A natural storyteller"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "Rendell’s eerier capacity to comprehend disturbed criminal minds continues to astonish"

    The Times
  • "There are quite a few Ruth Rendells: the doyenne of the traditional English detective novel; the queen of the psychological thriller; the celebrated author of the literary thriller"

    Mail on Sunday