But it's the things under the surface, the things you think about late at night, that make Heartless great. Allen weaves complex moral problems into each character's story in a way so subtle that you can't help but ask yourself the same questions.
All of this is really secondary to the absolutely brutal twist at the end, but that's something that's better to experience for oneself.
I don't rate books, but if I did, Heartless would be right at the top. I'll be picking up the next in the series the day it comes out.
-- Evan Couzens, author of Battlesongs of Hope and Narrative News