'Brutally compelling serial killer thriller... told at blistering pace.'
'Explosively exciting... The sheer brilliance of the prose and the pace of the action sweeps you up into a utterly believable world.'
'Intelligent and moving as well as knuckle-whiteningly terrifying.'
'The book is chilling and compulsive. It is exceptionally well written, with an excellent plot.'
'I loved this book. I loved the way I was taken through the story with no holds barred...The pace left me breathless, the characters are convincing and the story is a real adrenalin rush.'
'Like rubbernecking at an accident, you can't tear your eyes away from this shockingly violent but compelling thriller.'
'Duncan/Black's superior scene-painting and psychological probing translate the mundane into the memorable. Similarly, the cliché of a serial-killing spree with a hidden logic is redeemed by the freshness of his characterisation of the seedy duo responsible.'
I found parts of the novel unbearable to read, but its pull is undeniable.
This is a firecracker of a tale that whips along so fast , it's tempting to skip lines in eagerness to see where the plots heading. What stops you is the turn of phrase, which is so bright it can take your breath away.