• "A sensuous, beguiling tapestry"

    William Boyd, New York Times
  • "Timelessly resonant"

  • "Mankell uses his deep knowledge of Mozambique’s history and politics to great advantage in this unusual and riveting story"

    Daily Mail
  • "Mankell is the master. Let’s be honest: I hate thrillers. But I love Mankell"

    Viv Groskop, Red Magazine
  • "Profound and compelling… Paints a convincing and poignant picture"

    Good Book Guide