A fast, sleek read--well-plotted, displaying a really fine sense of how to juggle a slew of scenes to maximize the suspense--made even better by a smart, subtle sense of social and racial politics in the new South Africa. If at times the story seemed a little too generically-determined, if on occasion the writing flattened out (which may be as much a function of translation, from Afrikaans, as an authorial slip), I was consistently impressed by the sense of history and place.
I've been reading more and more fiction from RSA, circling around some courses and potentially some writing I'd like to do... and I'm fascinated by the (fairly recent?) bloom of mystery/thriller fictions coming out there. Any other suggestions from goodreaders?