• "Haunting and compelling"

    The Times
  • "No reader will begin The Comfort of Strangers and fail to finish it; a black magician is at work"

    New York Times
  • "This compelling, driven novel explores what it might be like to lose yourself forever"

  • "His writing is exact, tender, funny, voluptuous, disturbing"

    The Times
  • "McEwan, that master of the taciturn macabre, so organises his narrative that, without insisting anything, every turn and glimpse is another tightening of the noose"