Reviews

  • "McEwan's exploration of his characters' lives and secret emotions is a virtuoso display of fictional subtlety and intelligence"

    Observer
  • "A page-turner, with a plot so engrossing that it seems reckless to pick the book up in the evening if you plan to get any sleep that night"

    Daily Mail
  • "Taut with narrative excitement and suspense...a novel of rich diversity that triumphantly integrates imagination and intelligence, rationality and emotional alertness"

    Sunday Times
  • "He is the maestro at creating suspense: the particular, sickening, see-sawing kind that demands a kind of physical courage from the reader to continue reading"

    New Statesman
  • "Hypnotically readable"

    Sunday Telegraph