• "Powerfully claustrophobic"

  • "Ruth Rendell shows an unparalleled understanding of human evil."

    John Mortimer, Sunday Times
  • "Compelling, disturbing and masterfully written."

    The Times
  • "Rendell knows how to make your hair stand up straight on your head"

    Maeve Binchy
  • "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