Chilling . . . Penny's skillful pacing and idiosyncratic characters only add to the suspense
A compelling mystery and a rich human drama in which no character is either entirely good or evil, and each is capable of inspiring empathy.
Riveting . . . with characters of incredible depth who only add to the strength of the plot.
Brimming with atmosphere and steeped in soul-searching . . . Penny combines clever plotting with beautifully evocative descriptions
Her work is rich with luminous prose, complex but uncluttered plots, and profound compassion
An exhilarating whodunit
Artful . . . Powerful . . . Magical
Deep and grand and altogether extraordinary . . . Miraculous.
Penny's elliptical style works brilliantly in a novel that combines modern-day police corruption with century-old tragedy