• Chief Inspector Wexford is Rendell's most enduring and best creation

    Daily Telegraph
  • As usual, Rendell mirrors aspects of the case in the leading characters' personal lives and her cleverly understated writing bathes them and their actions in a glow of reality that sets her writing above that of her many imitators.

    Time Out
  • As always with Ruth Rendell's intricately thought-out novels, nothing is as simple as it seems.

    Sunday Express
  • Superb plotting and psychological insight make this another Rendell gripper

    Woman & Home
  • Utterly absorbing

    Sunday Telegraph

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