"The brutal slaying of gambling addict Anders Ek, his wife, and his younger daughter propels this outstanding thriller debut... A well-integrated subplot involving a gang of terrifying boys and girls adds to the suspense. Readers will look forward to seeing more of Linna in what one hopes will be a long series."
—Publishers Weekly, (starred review)
"The summer’s likeliest new Nordic hit."
—The New York Times
"Stieg Larsson had a good feel for characters, but it’s his fellow Swede Kepler who has a direct line to a very dark place in the human soul."
—Lev Grossman, Time
"Belongs on every international crime fan’s reading list."