• "Don't read this alone. Don't read this after dark. But do read it"

    Daily Mirror
  • "This gripping debut novel, filled with unremittingly graphic forensic details, is likely to have Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs glancing nervously in their rearview mirrors because rookie Karin Slaughter is off the starting grid as quickly as Michael Schumacher and is closing on them fast"

    Irish Independent
  • "Chilling but thrilling"

  • "Slaughter ... brings the story to a shattering climax"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Wildly readable... [Slaughter] has been compared to Thomas Harris and Patricia Cornwell, and for once the hype is justified ... deftly craf ted, damnably suspenseful and, in the end, deadly serious ... Slaughter 's plotting is brilliant, her suspense relentless"

    Washington Post