• "Back to his violent best… Dark, gruesome and captivating."

    Sam Parker, Esquire
  • "It’s a thriller in the mode of Tarantino making war films or westerns; hiding grand themes within genre."

    Alan Bett, Skinny
  • "Intense, electrifying… Welsh has delivered a tremendously entertaining book – a whodunit, a thriller, and a probing character study – that’s obsessed with conflict, both physical and mental… A surprisingly poignant, evocative read – highly recommended."

    Mr Hyde
  • "In a year when filming begins on Danny Boyle’s sequel of sorts to Trainspotting, it seems perfect timing to revisit its most visceral force."

  • "[Begbie’s] intelligence and instinct make him compelling, and Welsh keep the plot roaring along… This is a dark, guilty pleasure and written with – it seems to me – the cinema screen in mind."

    Kate Muir, The Times