‘Classic police procedural’ Alison Flood, The Observer.
‘Ward infuses a degree of Scandinavian chilliness into her resolutely English scenarios, and has a gift for the macabre image.’ Barry Forshaw, The Guardian
‘This third outing for Ward’s robust DC Connie Childs underlines that she is on the way to being a Jane Tennison for a new generation.’ Daily Mail
‘Ward moves into top gear to deliver an immaculately plotted murder mystery with a deeply human core and a descriptive elegance that transcends much contemporary crime fiction.’ Lancashire Evening Post
‘A quietly powerful rural procedural develops that delves deep into the most disturbed niches of the psyche.’ The Times Crime Club
‘No sleep for me tonight. Brilliant.’ Jo Spain.
‘The plot is credible and the story gripping’ Nudge-book.com
“A great read that will keep you turning pages through the night.” Barbara Copperthwaite
“Possibly my favourite ending of all time” Anne Bonney Book Reviews.
“An utter triumph” Crime Worm
You are left satisfied but wanting more. Eurocrime
‘A tense and intelligent crime novel.’ Anne Cater, Random things From My Letterbox
‘A hugely satisfying read.’ Raven Crime Reads
‘Keeps the reader guessing until the very last page.’ The Shelf of Unread Books
‘Full of twists turns and intrigue.’ Damp Pebbles
‘Brilliantly written’ Ginger Book Geek.