• C. S. Forester is a splendid storyteller

  • I recommend Forester to every literate I know

    Ernest Hemingway
  • The Pursued is a wonderful, almost miraculous discovery: a hitherto unknown crime novel by an author who is the unsung godfather of English noir

    Andrew Taylor
  • Forester has a great eye and a subtle understanding of the dangerous passions lurking just beneath the surface of everyday life. A riveting read.

    Sarah Waters
  • a tale of very English murder, it foreshadows the unease of metropolitan life in its near-contemporaries, George Orwell's Coming Up for Air, Patrick Hamilton's Hangover Square and Graham Greene's Brighton Rock

    Adrian Turpin, Financial Times
  • A brilliant tale of twisted minds in suburban Thirties London

    Daily Telegraph
  • Skilful and chilling ... a tense psychological drama

    Sunday Times
  • Murder, lust, obsession, retribution, they're all here

    Daily Mail
  • Exposes the passions that lurk behind the net curtains of lower-middle-class suburbia ... teeming with atmosphere

    The Times