• "With her usual deft touch, Rendell pulls the strands of the story together, weaving a taut and terrifying narrative"

    Val McDermid, Daily Express
  • "Here are the fears that haunt us, the nightmarish urban myths of our time ... One of the most remarkable talents writing today"

    Jane Jakeman, Independent
  • "Rendell's psychological novels remain in a class of their own"

    Susanna Yager, Sunday Telegraph
  • "It is ... her ability ... to tap into registers of feeling which range from the commonplace to the psychopathic. She is to be treasured."

    Anita Brookner, Spectator
  • "A great storyteller who knows how to make sure that the reader has to turn the pages out of a desperate need to find out what is going to happen next."

    John Mortimer, Sunday Times