• "An expertly plotted, compelling and gripping white-knuckle ride… Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers"

    Sunday Express
  • "A cat-and-mouse chase between a young prisoner and a troubled detective, this is a tense, violent and hugely absorbing walk on the murky side of Oslo"

    Sunday Mirror
  • "Nesbo never fails to deliver a cracking narrative – and this is one of his best"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "An excellent novelist... Nesbo paints an intricate, disturbing picture of rampant corruption within prison and the police service... The strong action is tempered by tenderness"

    Marcel Berlins, The Times
  • "Gripping from start to finish"

    John Williams, Mail on Sunday