Jennifer Egan calls Linn Ullmann’s novel The Cold Song a “delicate, mesmerizing work,” and Tom Perrotta says that it is “a fluid, shape-shifting novel, a family saga that turns into an erotically charged drama and then takes a darker turn into the terrain of a murder mystery.” Now Publishers Weekly chimes in:

“The discovery of a corpse, presumed to be a murder victim, comes very early in this involving fifth novel from Ullmann. But it serves mostly as a basis for the author’s subtle and menacing look at family dynamics….Ullmann teeters between dark comedy of manners and genuine psychological thriller, but she consistently captures the telling moments in everyday encounters, and writes seductively complex characters.”

Read the full review here.