My publicist sent this through earlier today. I want to stress that TGiA isn’t a SciFi novel!
The first review turned up in the Daily Mirror last week. It’s only a snippet but not bad for the first (and perhaps only) bit of national crit.
Among Thieves had a good review in the July 2009 issue of The Word magazine. Although I’m not sure about writing about a ‘world she clearly knows’. I’ve never been to Albania.
It’s Ghost Town-era Coventry. The students fear the locals, who loathe them right back. Only in matters narcotic do their worlds overlap. Among Thieves follows two upper-crusties who get in over their dreadlocked heads, kicking off a desperate hunt for easy money that takes them from Spain to India and back. Told via three separate first person narratives, it rattles along wonderfully…. Packer writes crisply about a world she clearly knows. Like any good thriller it’s all about voyage, not destination. This one’s worth travelling on.