Connelly masterfully manages to marry an absorbing courtroom drama with a tense and exciting thriller of detection
This novel is further proof that this writer is on a roll. ... Connelly's background as a police reporter gives his books the powerful verisimilitude that few possess and balancing the police and legal shenanigans makes for wonderfully involving reading
Connelly explodes courtroom fireworks.
An absolutely fabulous thriller, one of the best I have ever read
Connelly writes in a tough, unsentimental way and creates a stunning tale that doesn't let go until the final page.
This is vastly superior stuff, from America's greatest living crime writer
The novel has a gripping clarity from the off, and very quickly establishes a gripping momentum. ... it's another expertly handled tale from a born storyteller that blazes into an incendiary denouement
[This] Scott Turow-style court drama, starring both of Connelly's favourite characters, is as exciting as anything this formidable writer has ever produced