• "A magnificently plotted and twisty journey to the heart of a 24-year-old crime...darkly humorous...constantly wrongfoots and misdirects...up to a satisfyingly eccentric conclusion."

  • "Slowly, Harris reveals tiny clues, withholding full explanations until the startling denouement. Classy writing, sensitive and moving."

    The Times
  • "Harris pulls off an impeccable thriller denouement...consistently entertaining."

    John Dugdale, Sunday Times
  • "It's Goodbye, Mr Chips meets The Bad Seed. Joanne Harris' latest has a killer elevator pitch and, what's more, it delivers on its intriguing premise...a rich, dramatic tale that builds to a surprising conclusion."

    Washington Post
  • "A masterpiece of misdirection."

    Val McDermid