• "If you're in search of an antidote to the in-your-face energy of American crime fiction, this quiet, slender, bracingly bleak tale could well be it"

    The Sunday Times
  • "As a portrait of a community possessed by suspicion, The Water's Edge can scarcely be bettered"

  • "It's heart-rending, sometimes cold, forensic writing; she pushes you into tight, uncomfortable corners. She's good"

  • "It's difficult to out-creep Karin Fossum"

    Time Out
  • "An exceptionally fine story, Fossum's real narrative appeal rests on her ability to see the humanity in even the most wretched soul"

    New York Times