Praise for Mission Flats…

  • A stunning debut, heralding the arrival of a major new voice in mystery fiction. Landay’s action scenes are electric, his characters unforgettable. Read this book!”
    — Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
  • A crackling debut that answers the question: Who will be the new Grisham? … Stylish writing, wickedly convoluted plotting, and an insider’s view.”
    — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • An excruciatingly suspenseful thriller.… Landay gives us an original detective creation in the humorous, self-deprecating Truman, and he also delivers an action-packed plot with a skillfully detonated final surprise.”
    — Booklist (starred review)
  • “Landay deals out pertinent details with the finesse of a poker player.… [A] rich, harrowing and delightful read.”
    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Genuinely shocking.”
    — Boston Globe
  • “Landay writes with eloquent intensity.”
    — New York Times
  • “Landay’s story is rife with nuanced characters and the gritty realism of street justice. His tale is reminiscent of his fellow Beantown writer Dennis Lehane, which is a true compliment.”
    — Rocky Mountain News
  • “Landay is a superb writer who can evoke visceral emotional reactions with skillful evocative prose, especially when describing a sense of personal loss and the scene of urban loss that is Mission Flats.”
    — St. Petersburg Times
  • “Juicy characterization and a strong affinity for moral ambiguity and human failings make this much more than a sordid tale in which the errors of the past come back to haunt the living. It marks the blooding of a major new talent, with shades of George Higgins and Scott Turow.”
    — The Guardian (UK)