• "An ingenious thriller"

    Sunday Times
  • "Masterly story-telling"

    Daily Mail
  • "A mixture of a classic heist and literary history lesson; the whole Victorian world of letters is cleverly and wittily reimagined"

    Kate Saunders, The Times
  • "A historical jigsaw puzzle of literary larceny, deception, and derring-do…richly imagined"

    Boston Globe
  • "[Pearl’s] clever final twist will surprise the general reader, and please Stevenson scholars"

    Janette Currie, Independent on Sunday