Gardiner is brilliant at making the over-the-top seem utterly convincing. Her heroine, Evan Delaney, is a paragon for our times: tough, funny, clever, brave, tireless and compassionate… The pace and inventiveness never flag, and the climax… is both nailbiting and moving. But the brilliant writing is what puts this thriller way ahead of the competition… Reading the fifth Evan Delaney book first is not a problem, but you’ll probably want to go back and read the others. Intelligent escapism at its best.
-Joanna Hines, The Guardian