Publishers Weekly Top Ten Pick for Fall 2020, Mysteries & Thrillers 
New York Post Best Books of the Week, September 5, 2020 Best Books of the Month: Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense, September 2020

“Evocatively rendered and emotionally resonant, this literary crime novel is the real deal. Morrow’s gothic tale bears comparison with Poe’s own work.”

Publishers Weekly, starred and boxed review

“This is a novel for booklovers . . . In the same way that a typical Columbo episode was about the criminal and his or her environment, this book is really about the world of the bibliophile and the literary forger. Fascinating and vividly rendered.”             —Booklist


“Most sequels end up feeling like a pale shadow of their originals, but this one's more like a long-lost twin: unexpected and differently scary.  This is a book about both what we hide and what we agree not to look at too closely so as to be able to go on living not only with those around us, but with ourselves.”

―Brian Evenson, award-winning author of The Open Curtain

“Morrow has secured his high and enduring place in our cultural landscape in part by demonstrating the deep thematic and aesthetic connectedness of compelling mystery and serious literature. This book will race the pulse and nourish the mind in a dazzlingly seamless way. Morrow’s brilliance is unforgeable.”

―Robert Olen Butler, award-winning author of Paris in the Dark



"Keenly anticipated sequel to The Forgers . . .  a bravura performance, with deeply informed insights and nuances that will resonate with collectors everywhere. 

—Nicolas Basbanes, author of A Gentle Madness