• "One of the greatest novelists presently at work in our language ... A writer whose work should be read by anyone who either enjoys a brilliant mystery - or distinguished literature"

    Scott Turow
  • "The most brilliant mystery novelist of our time"

    Patricia Cornwell
  • "With immaculate control, Ruth Rendell builds a menacing crescendo of tension and horror that keeps you guessing right up to the brilliantly paced finale"

    Good Housekeeping
  • "Without doubt the most distinguished living writer of crime stories... Ruth Rendell really makes the most of this beautifully-imagined plot"

    Birmingham Post