Years after the death of child murderer Teddy Bird, children begin dying again, and Jim McGann, a crime photographer in possession of the one true clue in this new Series of murders, begins to suspect that Teddy has returned.
Don't expect the beauty of later de Lint novels, but signs of this future evolution of de Lint's writing are present. -- Eva Wojcik-Obert, Fantastica Daily
The story line contains all the de Lint magic that makes him a fan favorite as the Author in this case uses a malevolent essence as a form of symbolism to display the uglier side of modern society. -- Harriet Klausner, Under the Covers