'A compulsive (and gruesome) read.' - Barry Forshaw, The Independent
'This is contemporary crime writing at its absolute peak' - Val McDermid
'..compact, well-told and extraordinarily atmospheric story packs more punch than many much longer books.' - Laura Wilson, The Guardian (The best recent crime novels).
'Sly pacing and a detached narrative voice give this horror story exceptional punch.' - Kirkus reviews
‘A dark, disturbing tale told very, very well. – Washington Independent Review of Books
Minette Walters lets her imagination run free in THE CELLAR and emerges with an intimate and upsetting story’ New York Times Book Review
'The author writes with a true level of compassion without hiding the cruelty explored in this creatively taut, original and chilling read.' - Liz Robinson, Love Reading
'The Cellar is something different. It’s a frightening journey into a world beyond acceptable contemporary morality and respectability. Finely written with great economy, the novel lingers in the mind.' - Shots Magazine
'Minette Walters has used her skill at creating vulnerable characters with depth to produce a story so raw and dark that it will linger in the mind long after the final page.' - Crime Squad (Author of the Month).
'It’s the perfect novella for readers who love contemporary crime stories that rummage uncomfortably deep into the human psyche.' - Culture Fly
‘Walters nails a perfect blend of psychological suspense and social commentary that resonates long after the book is over.’ Publishers’ Weekly