Every bit as excellent as The Blackhouse... Peter May weaves his wonderful magic and the story unfolds before you in vivid detail."Amanda C M Gillies, Eurocrime"
In mood and texture, Peter May's novels, set on the Isle of Lewis, are essentially Nordic, and he bears comparison with some of the best writers from those cold desolate climes... the plot throbs with past and present passions, jealousies, suspicions and regrets; the emotional secrets of the bleak island are even deeper than its peat bog."Marcel Berlins, The Times"
The strength and beauty of this book lies in the exploration of the relationships between people. The characters are beautifully drawn and so true to life... The plot is intricate and cleverly fitted together... I absolutely loved this second book in the series and can safely state that May is currently unveiling a cracking series."CrimeSquad"
May is a masterful story-teller. He skillfully combines pathos and the themes of identity, lost love and family ties to create an exciting, page-turning thriller."Laura Wurzal, The Irish Examiner"
Spell-binding... the book's a delight: bringing people and place alive in equal measure."Jim Kelly, ShotsMag"
The depiction of the island atmosphere is as impressive as the action."Julia Handford, The Sunday Telegraph"
Like all the best crime fiction its interest is not restricted to the investigation... the scenes set in the orphanage in the Dean Village are moving... crime novels may be primarily entertainments, but the best ones always offer something more. Fin's investigation of this long-buried crime forces him to make a reassessment of his own life."Allan Massie, The Scotsman