Reviews

  • 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

    People
  • 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

    Observer
  • 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*

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