• "This is two for the price of one - the finely crafted thriller you'd expect from Mankell, and the powerful social comment you wouldn't"

    Daily Sport
  • "On one level, it is a mystery; but it is also an angry polemic on a subject that Mankell feels strongly about - the unnecessary suffering of AIDS victims in Africa"

    The Times
  • "A journey into the darkest reaches of exploitation"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Mankell is writing with his heart on his sleeve, and the subject matter is a worthy one"

    Irish Times
  • "Inventive, funny and worryingly prophetic"