• It is nothing less than a landmark in modern crime fiction

    The Times
  • A world-class crime writer. One of the most astonishing plots of modern crime fiction. A triumphant conclusion to the trilogy [that] makes Iceland's pre-eminence in the crime genre even more marked

    Sunday Times
  • This is Icelandic noir of the highest order, with Jonasson's atmospheric sense of place, and his heroine's unerring humanity shining from every page

    Daily Mail
  • Jónasson takes us back to Hulda's origin story with a tale that combines his special talents for spinning a chilling and ingeniously constructed mystery and evoking the dramatic Icelandic environment

    Sunday Times Crime Club
  • Triumphant conclusion. Chilling, creepy, perceptive, almost unbearably tense

    Ian Rankin
  • Jónasson weaves his suspenseful tales together with remorseless logic up to a climax more nightmarish than the buildup

  • Fans of dark crime fiction that doesn't pull punches will be amply rewarded

    Publishers Weekly
  • Wrap up warmly for this invigorating Iceland-set slice of Nordic noir

    Financial Times
  • Shades of Alfred Hitchcock . . . The author's deceptive plotting in this story is certain to blow readers away

    Dayton Daily News
  • Stephen King at his chilling best

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