A tour de force finale in a book which will sure be a bestseller this summer. It well deserves to be. Independent on Sunday This is one of Connolly's darker, scarier novels, all the more effective for the way the supernatural elements arise organically out of the realistic detail Guardian Connolly subtly combines the supernatural with the traditional crime story to superb effect. And in Herod, a man being eaten by cancer, he may have created his creepiest villain yet. Sun Another creepy thriller from a modern master Daily Mirror Brilliant, terrifying and effortlessly seductive, I defy anyone to put this thriller down - it is sensational. Daily Mail As ever with Connolly, the macabre narrative is couched in prose that is often allusive and poetic. Barry Forshaw, Independent Visionary brand of neo-noir ... terrifically exciting, tightly plotted ... written in an uncommonly fine, supple, sensuous prose. Irish Times Tremendous stuff, as Connolly's novels always are. Mark Timlin, Independent on Sunday His latest plot is a clever mixture of quest and chase, written in prose that unfolds at warp speed, and rarely fails to sing. The Observer Impossible to put down. His best yet ... This is a novel to enjoy on every level because Connolly writes like an angel. His prose is so good, so precisely nuanced, in a few short sentences describing something really scary that will literally make the hairs on the back of your neck stand to attention. IndependentDublin
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About the Author
is the author of Every Dead Thing, Dark Hollow, The Killing Kind, The White Road, Bad Men, Nocturnes,
and The Black Angel.
He is a regular contributor to The Irish Times
and lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at www.johnconnolly.co.uk.