• "Really great suspense novel. Kept me up most of the night. The alcoholic narrator is dead perfect."

  • "The thriller scene will have to up its game if it's to match Hawkins this year"

  • "A complex and increasingly chilling tale courtesy of a number of first-person narratives that will wrong-foot even the most experienced of crime fiction readers"

    Irish Times
  • "achieves a sinister poetry . . . Hawkins keeps the nastiest twist for last"

    Financial Times
  • "Hawkins' masterful deployment of unwittingly unreliable narration to evoke the aftershocks of abuse and trauma is a powerful way of exploring women's marginalization"

    Huffington Post

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