'What begins as a thriller quickly becomes a chiller as the Swedish author proves once again that he's Scandinavia's answer to Stephen King. Actually he's better right now' Daily Mirror.
'There's an eerie, otherworldly feel that lends creeping menace throughout ... he's up there with the best literary horror writers' Independent on Sunday.
'Lindqvist proved his knack for writing about sinister youngsters in Let The Right One In, and the detail here is faultless. The imagery is intense ... the descriptions of human emotions are thorough … the conclusion is delightfully gruesome.' Sci-fi Now.
'Excellent. And very bloody. And near unputdownable ... a superbly crafted, deliciously twisted constantly shocking tale that's almost entirely populated by loathsome characters who are fascinating to read about ... brilliant' SFX.
'As keen as the edge of a broken glass ... Somehow Lindqvist ducks trite when delving into this tale of homicidal emo girls by twisting up his characters so far it's hard to tell whether they're sympathetic or to be feared … this is best read with the lights on, far away from girls with black hair' The Wharf.