• "If anyone deserves to nudge Ian Rankin from his post as Britain's bestselling crime writer, it's Harvey."

    Kirkus Review
  • "Impassioned ... heartbreaking ... Confirms Harvey as one of our most accomplished writers in any genre"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Authoritative ... visceral, engaged, and yes, unputdownable"

  • "Sharp plotting, great characterisation and a powerful narrative; it's as good as they get"

  • "Hoodie gang fights, murder, people trafficking, gun-running. Yes, we're back in Nottingham, an ordinary city with everyday British problems, brilliantly chronicled by John Harvey, who paints a better picture of the difficulties police face than the ten o'clock news"

    Daily Mail