is a page-turning, gut-wrenching barnburner of a book."
"Ed Gorman's is a strong and unique voice."
"(Gorman) should be required reading for anyone who wants to experience the art of the short story as practiced by a master craftsman."
"Gorman is the poet of dark suspense."
—The Bloomsbury Review
"John D. MacDonald meets Jim Thompson in a maelstrom of malicious evil and perverse maipulation that doesn't let up until the final few pages...thoughtful, tightly knit and elegantly structured."
"This is a bleak moral tale but written with such hot feeling and such cool style that it entertains even as it keens."
—Morning Star (UK)