• "A haunting, compassionate work"

  • "Indridason manages to keep the reader guessing about the identity of both killer and victim right to the last"

    Sunday Express
  • "An absorbing story which confirms Indridason's place among the leading writers of Nordic crime fiction"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Beautifully written and translated, the novel has both a strong sense of place and themes that transcend it; it confirms Indridason as one of those crime writers who rises above genre, combining suspense with moving insights into the human condition"

    Sunday Times
  • "Indridason pieces together a convincing plot, while exploring universal issues of political idealism and shattered dreams"

    Daily Mirror