• A terrific crime novel that explores culpability, peer group pressure, betrayal and paranoia. Fossum’s prose style, translated by Charlotte Barslund, is crisp and clear, with not a word wasted.

    Reading Matters
  • I not only enjoyed it but admired it, too. I also found it playing in my head for a long time afterwards, the effect on the reader every writer surely longs for

    Lesley McDowell, Sunday Herald
  • The seventh Inspector Sejer novel from Norway's leading female crime writer is, like its predecessors, a gem

    Laura Wilson, Guardian
  • This is a battle of wits, conducted with chilly intensity and an unsettling sense of menace

    Joan Smith, Sunday Times
  • Few match her ability to conjure an atmosphere of emotional as well as geographical desolation

    Marcel Berlins, The Times

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