• "Intriguing and touching"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "To create an investigator who is both admirable and troubled... and yet individual and sympathetic, is a gift, and Wagner has it"

    Heather O’Donoghue, Times Literary Supplement
  • "Haunting and disturbing... A strange and clever psychological thriller that manages at once to be both chilling and refreshing"

    The Times
  • "Wagner is not interested in ... catching a serial killer. He is writing about the mystery of death ... Rarely has a murder mystery come so close to the riddle of death. Wagner has what it takes: the ability to unnerve us"

    Die Zeit