This is one of Connolly's darker, scarier novels, all the more effective for the way the supernatural elements arise organically out of the realistic detail
Connolly subtly combines the supernatural with the traditional crime story to superb effect. And in Herod, a man being eaten by cancer, he may have created his creepiest villain yet.
As ever with Connolly, the macabre narrative is couched in prose that is often allusive and poetic.
Visionary brand of neo-noir . . . terrifically exciting, tightly plotted . . . written in an uncommonly fine, supple, sensuous prose.
Tremendous stuff, as Connolly's novels always are.
His latest plot is a clever mixture of quest and chase, written in prose that unfolds at warp speed, and rarely fails to sing.
Impossible to put down. His best yet . . . This is a novel to enjoy on every level because Connolly writes like an angel. His prose is so good, so precisely nuanced, in a few short sentences describing something really scary that will literally make the hairs on the back of your neck stand to attention.
A tour de force finale in a book which will sure be a bestseller this summer. It well deserves to be.
Another creepy thriller from a modern master.
Brilliant, terrifying and effortlessly seductive, I defy anyone to put this thriller down - it is sensational.