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The Sleepwalker Reviews

The Sleepwalker by Joseph Knox

The Sleepwalker

Joseph Knox

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2 reviews

Imprint: Doubleday
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 11 Jul 2019
ISBN: 9780857524386

`Knox's pitch-black novels are among crime fiction's most compelling' i________________________________________`He said he didn't remember killing them...' As a series of rolling blackouts plunge the city into darkness, Detective Aidan Waits sits on an abandoned hospital ward, watching a mass murderer slowly die.

4 stars out of 5
Barry Forshaw
9 Aug 2019

"[Knox's] exuberant novels are among the best in the current field"

Finally, two accomplished novels, one by a youthful British talent, and one by an American veteran. Joseph Knox’s The Sleepwalker continues the upwards trajectory of Sirens and The Smiling Man. We are once again in the unsettling company of substance-abusing copper Aidan Waits, moving through a minatory Manchester and failing to prevent the murder of a child killer he is supposed to be protecting. Knox is proving to be among the most pithy of British crime writers, and his exuberant novels are among the best in the current field.


4 stars out of 5
Mark Sanderson
20 Jul 2019

"Joseph Knox’s finest novel yet"

Oozing dread, full of surprises and with a powerful sense of outraged humanity, The Sleepwalker is Joseph Knox’s finest novel yet.