'... The brilliant Mina may have invented a new sub-genre: moral suspense ... unfailingly elegant in her humanity.' -- Publishers Weekly (US)
'Difficult to put down ... from a must-read writer for anyone who has an interest in crime fiction.' -- Dundee Evening Telegraph
'Remember the name. This is a major talent heading for the top' -- Literary Review, July 2005
... Puts Mina into the class of the serious psychological novelist. -- Scotland on Sunday
The novel retains Minas talent for mining Glasgows dark, seedy underbelly.' -- The List
Scotland has found itself a new Ian Rankin. The Times. The first in an important new series by Scotlands princess of crime, Denise Mina.