'a new and original pair of detectives in poverty-stricken Stratford East ... This despairing look at the underbelly of London has a ring of truth' Belfast Telegraph.
'Another Nadel winner' Crimesquad.
'Barbara Nadel weaves an intricate story around the lives of ordinary people and the devastation that is caused when people are not what they seem ... A good read, very enjoyable' Eurocrime.
'Bleak, brutal and timely' Financial Times.
'Typical Barbara Nadel fare, rich in quirky plotting' Good Book Guide.
'a despairing look at the underbelly of London but it has the ring of truth' Independent.
'an enjoyable novel ... I look forward to the second Hakim and Arnold mystery already' Shotsmag.
'a compelling new series' Sunday Telegraph.
'A gutsy tale well-grounded in local colour' The Times.