• "A beautiful double-take plot. And characters seen with compassion. Her best yet!"

    H.R.F Keating, The Times
  • "The best mystery writer anywhere in the English-speaking world"

    Boston Globe
  • "She can make a scene between two women sitting in a café as violent as anything you’ve seen between a couple of guys with baseball bats"

    Mark Billingham
  • "Rendell is unrivalled at depicting psychologically warped people and at creating unease through the simplest things. This is another triumph"

  • "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