• "Harris’ superlative skill at depicting power politics makes this an irresistibly gripping papal page-turner."

    Sunday Times, BOOKS OF THE YEAR
  • "Thriller of the year . . . with a plot so serpentine and sinuous that I could not bear to put it down."

    Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail BOOKS OF THE YEAR
  • "‘I have been waiting for most of my life for Robert Harris to write a novel that is not gripping, insightful and entertaining. I am waiting still. His latest, Conclave, is superb."

    Ben Macintyre, The Times BOOKS OF THE YEAR
  • "A real page-turner, with a great twist in the final pages."

    Libby Purves, The Times BOOKS OF THE YEAR
  • "Finishing this splendid and intelligent story, as with all great fiction, brings an acute sense of loss."

    Richard Susskind, The Times BOOKS OF THE YEAR