I was drawn to this book by the intriguing premise and it did not disappoint. The writing is first-class and although the author plays a dangerous game in making his protagonist so objectionable, I think he pulls it off. The story moves along at a swift pace and is not bogged down with unnecessary and over-written prose. I have to say though that the clues were a bit too well hidden for me and I’m not sure I even know what I was meant to be looking for. However, this did not spoil my enjoyment of this excellent book.
Kathryn Hughes, author of The Letter
26th February 2015