• "Grips the breader from the start with the constant threat of imminent danger, though it is not a conventional thriller, mainly avoiding violence or melodrama and making the nightmare ordinary"

    John Spurling, The Sunday Times
  • "Black, gripping and superbly told"

    The Times
  • "This is his 19th novel and - against some hot competition - one of his very best"

  • "A carefully thought-out picture of a bleak future that works as a critique of the present"

  • "Once again, Edric shows himself to be one of Britain's finest storytellers"

    Good Book Guide