• "A disturbing look at the dark side of human nature that is powerfully written and beautifully told"

    Louis Theroux
  • "The story told here is truly beyond the imagination for even the best crime writer"

    Sunday Times
  • "The mesmerizing true crime tale of an apparently ordinary man whose life mutates in the space of a few blood-splattering hours from the realm of Renoir to that of Stephen King"

  • "He’s the best kind of writer, not just a bestseller but a man who is not afraid to leave the comfort zone of his desk, go out into the world, take risks, and get his shoes dirty"

  • "Unputdownable... Imagine a sleek, twenty-first century version of In Cold Blood"

    Washington Post
  • "A triumph of insight and concision, brilliant both as a psychological study and as the portrayal of a community"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "A masterpiece... It's a level of moral discomfort almost without equal in literature"

    New York Times
  • "Savagely intense and utterly compelling... This is his paciest and cleanest-cut book...few books could better deserve a second chance to find new readers"

    Sunday Times
  • "An absolutely stunning piece of work, totally involving and unforgettable"

    Evening Standard
  • "[A] book that fairly struck me over the head was The Adversary… it’s the coexistence of almost unimaginably variant realities within a family that haunts you."

    Megan Nolan, New Statesman, *Books of the Year*