Wonderful, believable heroes and villains, a fantastic, driving plot that defies convention and keeps you guessing, and a stunning, shattering climax that will haunt you for weeks. But it also resonates with a deep, profound sadness, a longing for the simplicity of childhood, and the answers you can find in other people to the questions in your own life. It's brilliant.
'This book is BRILLIANT. In a genre as heavily structured and populated as crime, it's pretty rare to find a book that leaves you mourning the victim and the cause, instead of just briefly acknowledging the corpse as a kind of grisly prop for the plot. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant: READ IT.'