listed by Deadly Pleasures as one of the
"Best British Crime Novels 2004"
"beautifully written and very evocative"
(The Good Book Guide)
"As ever, Peter May's plot is compelling"
(Highland News Group)
"without doubt an absolutely brilliant thriller
which keeps you hooked throughout.
One of those rare unmissable reads
which are both spine-chilling and terrifying,
you won't want to put it down until the final full-stop!
Grizzly and gruesome, it is wonderfully written
so you cannot help but cheer on the leading character"
"intriguing and convincing"
"intelligently written ... crafted with confident knowledge of the Chinese police system ... Well-researched and superbly handled, the unfolding plot is ingenious."
(Aberdeen Press and Journal)
"Peter May's latest crime thriller is a terrifying piece of writing ... What a maginificent, horrible, tortuous, and lurid story!"
"May is a fine writer in the thriller genre... I throughly enjoyed CHINESE WHISPERS."
(NZSA Review, New Zealand)
"An absorbing plot, an atmospheric portrayal of Beijing both old and new, and a fear that just grows and grows."
(The Northern Echo)
"As soon as I'd taken in the first few pages, I wanted to read the five earlier books (beginning with The Firemaker) in this police procedural series set in modern Beijing.
There's a surprising resolution and a crescendo of a conclusion, all of which made me want to read more about this unusual couple.