An impressively tangled web and taut narrative keeps the reader guessing until the last couple of pages.
The atmosphere of a hot, turbulent country is very vividly evoked, and the characterisation is dynamic . . . A striking debut novel.
Meyer subtly juxtaposes the heartbreak of the victims' families with the heartbroken detective assigned to their cases. Using humour and pathos in equal measure, Meyer builds a deeply moving portrait of a man in search of his own dignity.
A plot-driven page-turner . . . Joubert is a haunted yet sympathetic protagonist.