'Just the right blend of suspense and tension... I recommend this original and compelling debut novel for fans of mysteries and thrillers, as well as for those looking for a credible female protagonist in a genre dominated by male superheroes. Already, I am looking forward to reading the next instalment in this series.'
* Forbes, Editors' Pick *
'A very readable debut thriller with a feisty and likeable heroine.'
* Irish Independent *
'Action, intrigue and a stonkingly modern heroine. It's a blast.'
* Sunday Times Crime Club *
'Explosive science, strong women, and snowy landscapes, all within a gripping, smart, fast-paced read.'
* Helen Sedgwick, author of When the Dead Come Calling *
'Imagine the love child of Jack Reacher and Nancy Drew...a delicious cocktail of dating and detonations. Call it Mills and Boom.'
* Evening Standard *
'an audacious, female-led thriller which took the disposable women of the James Bond franchise and flipped the concept entirely on its head.'
* Chemistry World *
'Fiona Erskine is an engineer, and in Jaq Silver, who shares her profession, she has created a wonderful antidote to all the resentful, floppy victims of much domestic noir... Her adventures are eye-popping and exciting.'
* Literary Review *
'A fantastic read!'
* Mary Loudon, author of My House is Falling Down *
'Erskine weaves her tale of suspense into a first-class thriller, the drama escalates with terrifying authenticity. A must-read for engineers.'
* Nick Smith, Engineering & Technology *
'Explosive to the very last page.'
* Press Association *
'Absolutely devoured this on the flight across to the UK for #BloodyScotland. A stunning, cinematic debut that's going to land on the 2019 thriller scene like a half-kilo of silver fulminate.*
*stuff that goes bang'
* Andrew Reid, author of The Hunter *
'Intricate, seductive and thrilling. Erskine's writing glows with wit and danger. And can't help reminding you, with every page turned, of how close we all are to detonation.'
* Ross Armstrong, author of The Watcher *
'Bring it on! The entire mystery, the chase across so many locations towards Chernobyl was exciting and felt dangerously thrilling.'
* The Booktrail *
'A complex and increasingly addictive story that soon becomes a page turner.'
* The Chemical Engineer *
'The Chemical Detective is a rip-roaring page turner. Twists and turns, many locations and a topic which is only too current.'
* Netgalley *
'[An] excellent, high-octane thriller...featuring the brilliant, kick-ass, female protagonist Jaq Silver. Who knew chemical engineers could be so cool?'
* Trevor Wood, author of The Man on the Street *
'A great read!'
* TripFiction *