• Boasts the customary ability to render attempts at work and sleep futile until it is finished

    Jake Kerridge, Daily Telegraph
  • As usual, the brilliant Nesbo is several steps ahead of you in this endlessly twisting, multi-layered thriller that also shines a light on the murky areas of Norway’s upper echelons

    Natasha Harding, Sun
  • Scandinavian crime thrillers don’t come much darker or more tense than the best-selling Harry Hole series, and this tenth outing for the Norwegian detective is the best yet

    Deirdre O’Brien, Sunday Mirror
  • In the dark world of Scandinavian crime, Jo Nesbo's novels are darker than most… Settle down with a glass of Akvavit and prepare for a long night

  • Resistance is futile: Nesbo has some rare, Ancient Mariner-type gift for holding his readers completely in thrall until he has finished with us

    Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express
  • Nesbo’s best since The Snowman… Particularly strong in portraying the interaction between cops

    Marcel Berlins, The Times
  • A terrifying roller-coaster

    Myles McWeeney, Belfast Telegraph

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