This is a novel that plays with the conventions of the form… With great subtlety and wit, Benedictus shows us how close our own relentless curiosity about the lives of the characters in the book is to the deranged obsessions of the narrator… It all makes for an unusual and enormously compelling novel.

A fascinating, disturbing and original thriller that erases the boundaries of the genre and draws challenging new ones

Sophie Hannah

Such a great read and the product of a highly entertaining and disturbingly dark mind. If I was a friend of Leo Benedictus, I’d be reconsidering my options.

Stephen Mangan

Beautiful writing and a modest, pensive protagonist… A brilliant and goosebumpy read!