A Killing Winter is a brilliant debut, and an early contender for one of my top reads of the year
His [Tom Callaghan's] descriptions are wonderful - sickeningly so in fact . . . an impressive debut.
It's brutal but not cynical; you feel it. It's a hugely impressive debut; atmospheric and stirring
Callaghan is a hell of a writer, with a tremendous sense of pace and an arch ear for juicy dialogue, and the pages fly by.
This is a wonderful book . . . the narrative is savage yet at the same time beautifully crafted . . . A Killing Winter satisfies on so many levels
[Tom Callaghan's] gloomy atmospheric portrait convinces and he writes with style and panache . . . A lively story and a riveting glimpse of an unknown society
Ticks all the boxes of plot, setting and character.
The story and writing sustained me right through to the killer twist ending
Fast-paced and enthralling
The denouement is suitably surprising and satisfactory. I got there breathless and tense
This is a thrilling, intense debut from a powerfully descriptive writer
A Killing Winter is a highly accomplished debut . . . Tom Callaghan is a name to watch.
Even better than Child 44. Akyl Borubaev is a terrific creation
Just keeps getting better . . . buy the whole series right away
Storytelling of the highest quality . . . Introduces a detective it is impossible not to believe in. Callaghan is a new voice to be welcomed