Fascinating and ingenious.
A fast-moving plot, complex but all too credible, expertly told. The fact it comes from the pen of a former Home Secretary makes the rich security detail and the myriad relationships all the more powerful.
Featuring espionage, the Russian Mafia and a gorgeous female on a train with a deadly secret, the tantalising plot has set Alan up for dominance of the bestseller charts for years to come.
Is there no limit to his talents? Not content with being a top politician, and a very nice feller, he turns his hand to writing four memoirs, which win prizes and awards and sell bucketloads. God I was spitting with envy. Why didn't he just stick to politics? I absolutely loved Alan's new thriller, it's brilliant.
A smart, captivating, modern but timeless thriller.
Blends gentle humour and brutal assassination into a cracking crime thriller
The Girl on the Train with a dash of Russian poisoning and a classic femme fatale
An enormously enjoyable caper that switches fluently between the fugitive duo, flummoxed cops and émigré spooks, intellectuals and gangsters.
A very promising start to a career in fiction
It's Johnson's witty, genial presence shining through the story that makes The Late Train to Gipsy Hill worth reading
Fast-paced, whimsical and charmingly genteel, The Late Train to Gipsy Hill is a hugely enjoyable caper