Spellbinding ... Riveting, dark and ingeniously constructed. - Edmund Gordon, Sunday Times. The book's pretence at veracity, as well as being a literary jeux d'esprit, brings an extraordinary historical period into focus, while the multiple unreliable perspectives are designed to keep the audience wondering, throughout the novel and beyond. This is a fiendishly readable tale that richly deserves the wider attention the Booker has brought it. - Justine Jordan, The Guardian. An astonishing piece of writing... a voice that sounds startlingly authentic. - Jake Kerridge, The Telegraph. Gripping, blackly playful and intelligent, it deserves a space on the shortlist. It's one of the few that may set the heather - and imagination - ablaze. - Robbie Millen, The Times. Graeme Macrae Burnet's His Bloody Project is a gripping crime story, a deeply imagined historical novel, and gloriously written - all in one tour-de-force of a book. Stevensonian - that's the highest praise I can give. - Chris Dolan, Book of the Year, The Herald. The Man Booker judges got it right: this really is one of the most convincing and engrossing novels of the year. - David Robinson, The Scotsman. A real box of tricks... a truly ingenious thriller as confusingly multilayered as an Escher staircase. Jake Kerridge,Express. A historical revenge tragedy and courtroom drama... [are] at the heart of this masterful psychological thriller. Ian Stephen Masterful, clever and playful. It is every inch the riveting second novel I had hoped for. Louise Hutcheson, A Novel Bookblog.