• "Stunning, chilling and poignant, this is how history books should be written."

    Alison Weir
  • "That perfect but rare blend of history, sense of place, human tragedy, drama and atmosphere"

    Susan Hill
  • "Helen Rappaport brilliantly assembles the intricacies of the story in untroubling prose with some colourful re-imaginings to make this account utterly compelling."

    Daily Telegraph
  • "To coincide with the anniversary (of the death's of the Romanovs), their last wretched days have been chronicled in an explosive new book. Using previously overlooked documents and witness accounts, it tells the story of the family's final moments in unprecedented detail."

    Daily Mail
  • "A deeply touching anniversary tribute"

    Independent on Sunday