• "With old-fashioned villains, and a sharp line in dialogue, Clayton is getting better and better. This is a neat British gangster thriller written with elan and substance"

    Daily Mail
  • "With strong characters, a fast pace and lots of twists and turns, this is a satisfying read, right to the shocking end"

    Peterborough Evening Times
  • "If you love a gritty UK-based drama then this book is an absolute must read ... It's cleverly constructed, beautifully thought out and with a main character that the reader can't help but associate with, it's a book that really was hard to put down"

    Falcata Times
  • "[Bale] has neatly captured the claustrophobic feel of a small town. He opens with a bang in Blood Falls, and doesn't let up until the end, which comes at a gallop, with the revelation that ... well, I shouldn't say. Recommended"

  • "An excellent read ... with a surprising twist that is hard to see coming"

    Mean Streets