"Entertaining, well-researched... Hamilton richly evokes seething, polyglot LA."
"Hamilton's post-millenial LA is a defiantly polyglot megalopolis...with many startling moments of clarity....Hamilton, whose mystery novels, like Chandler's, capture the strange allure of a city in which everything is always in flux..." is "offering a real time feed from a place 'so new that we can't even imagine what it's becoming'... the author revels in the smells, sounds, tastes and texture of Southern California."
—Los Angeles Times
"The Eve Diamond series is the best thing to hit the L.A. crime novel scene since Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch."
—David Montgomery, Mystery Ink
"The most gripping and far-reaching of Denise Hamilton's celebrated Eve Diamond novels yet. Written with an impressive narrative flair for character, setting, and pace, the book is both a compelling page-turner and a deeply realized exploration of the shattering power of personal memory and public history."
—Michael Andre Bernstein, author of Conspirators
"In the best tradition of the genre (as practiced by Raymond Chandler on forward), Hamilton uses the mystery novel to explore important social issues and themes in society."
—The Boston Globe