Quite simply a compelling and brilliant thriller."
"The thrills, horror, sly erudition and sheer exquisite writing make this so much more than another serial killer novel... [It] reaches almost sublime levels of gothic grandeur at its conclusion. If only all bestsellers were so rewarding."
"A masterpiece... Chillingly brilliant"
"Quite simply this is the best-written thriller to dominate the market in years... A literary evocation of the diabolical to compare with Goethe and Gogol. Honestly."
"A gut-churning, nail-biting, skin-crawling, often lyrical triumph - addictive on every level"