• "An extraordinary, compulsive and brilliant book...very, very moving"

    David Peace
  • "Difficult to put down... impossible to forget"

    Minette Walters
  • "A skilful, definitive history of one of the most notorious crimes of the past decade"

    Sunday Times
  • "This is In Cold Blood for our times... Everyone who has ever loved someone and held that life dear should read this stunning book, and shiver"

    Chris Cleave
  • "Open-minded and sympathetic, despite being driven half mad by the case, Parry, former Asia correspondent for the Independent and The Times, is the best kind of narrator of a tale that isn't just a murder case but a book that sheds light on Japan, on families, on the media, and on the insidious effects of misogyny"

    Blake Morrison, Guardian