• Marías writes with elegance, wit and masterful suspense

    The Times Literary Supplement
  • The narrative runs like a psychological thriller, with macabre and comic interludes: the narrator handles it as a master of artistry and ambiguity

    Independent on Sunday
  • Compelling, brilliant, perceptive, startling

    Washington Post
  • Provocative and beautifully written

  • A seductive story... a metaphysical thriller

    The Observer