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

    A S Byatt, 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

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