'Claudel achieves something close to the truly Kafkaesque' Sunday Telegraph.
'The novel is frequently very funny, but it also skillfully evokes the insidious, modern fear that we, like the Investigator, are playing bit parts in some vast, incomprehensible system' Sam Sacks, Wall Street Journal.
'The twists develop with venomous imagination and the wider themes are elegantly explored' Sunday Times.
'There is something higher at work here; what that something is, is for the reader to puzzle over long after the story that never begins, has ended' Sunday Business Post.
'Though the message is bleak, [The Investigation] is written with such relish, inventiveness, imagination and brio, that it is consistently entertaining' The Scotsman.