• "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