"A riveting murder mystery…complex and vastly entertaining…the toughest, most sympathetic heroine since Smilla’s Sense of Snow."
"A brainy thriller."
"Lavish and sexy…Conveys a sense of India so rich that it ceases to seem a mere country."
–The New York Times Book Review
"Fans of An Instance of the Fingerpost will find Forbes’ debut novel an equally intricate literary thriller suffused with exotic atmosphere."
–Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Thrilling…a breathtaking read."
–The San Diego Union-Tribune
"Forbes pushes the thriller genre to its limits….Enormous fun and truly chilling."
–The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Bombay comes alive in these pages….Wild, extravagant…unpredictable."
"A remarkable and clever debut."
–The Washington Post