A powerful, scary suspense mystery which had me swiping over pages at speed while savouring every word. This is a brilliant novel.
Shaw never lectures; his crucial imperative remains ironclad storytelling and razor-sharp characterisation, both in evidence here
It offers a complex, thoroughly involving set of interlocking mysteries, full of properly realised characters and wonderfully atmospheric settings. And you'll learn a lot about badgers along the way
A taut, atmospheric mystery with a complex plot
[A]n ingenious, often moving and always powerful story, which brilliantly captures Kent and its social divisions and offers a realistic, if harsh, look at the inequalities of life in modern Britain.
If you haven't read any William Shaw before start immediately