• "Just when you thought that Harvey couldn’t get any better, up he pops with yet another brilliantly constructed, coolly written, chillingly sharp and utterly contemporary procedural."

    Henry Sutton, Daily Mirror
  • "John Harvey is not just a fine crime novelist but a fine writer, and an adornment to his chosen genre. I devoured Good Bait in a day, and defy any reader to do otherwise.Great stuff."

    John Connolly
  • "John Harvey returns in resounding form … Terrific plot and, in Karen Shields, a splendid new heroine."

    Marcel Berlins, The Times
  • "Intricate, character-driven plotting and a large canvas full of telling detail lift this above the average police procedural."

    Laura Wilson, Guardian
  • "John Harvey shows he is one of the best crime writers around: perhaps even Britain's answer to the great Elmore Leonard"

    Mail on Sunday