"Nearly flawless...Brilliant." — The New York Times
"Ingeniously dismantles the conventions of detective fiction." — The New Yorker
"Stunning." — NPR
"Engrossing." — The Wall Street Journal
"Mesmerizing." — Vanity Fair
Do you need another endorsement from me? Get this book in your hands as soon as possible. It is truly a "nearly flawless" debut from an incredible new voice in fiction. I've been in touch with Julia Phillips on Goodreads/Instagram and I am SO EXCITED ABOUT HER CAREER. She did a Fulbright in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (map below) and lives in Brooklyn now. I'd love to meet her in New York sometime. Also, Julia, if you happen to read this review: I'm teaching myself Russian so that I can visit Kamchatsky (I'm aware this will take several years).