'There are deals made, budding romances, car bombs that don’t detonate, a wannabe journalist-and a final, very satisfying resolution in which a telescope-bearing bubbe finally spills the beans.'
'What begins as a crime thriller becomes the story of a detective’s search for redemption.… Israeli author Shoham’s gritty [novel] … set in Tel Aviv … marks [his] … US debut. Let’s hope he gives us many more stories like it.'
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
'Line Up is a thrilling piece of crime writing.'
JENNIFER LYONS, Launceston Examiner
‘Shoham does a deft job keeping the story moving along the various threads of the initial crime and its consequences. The vagaries and details of big-city life are well drawn, and events and characters appear and vividly form as the story gains momentum … bestselling Israeli author Shoham (the ‘Israeli John Grisham’) has written an enjoyable and compelling thriller that should appeal to fans of urban crime thrillers (such as those by Michael Connelly and Robert Crais)’
‘Liad Shoham has written a crime novel that is compelling on several different levels: as a mystery, as a tale of suspense, and as a work exploring the consequences of personal choices. Whether one calls it a mystery, suspense, thriller, or crime novel, one must call it a very, very good book.’
New York Journal of Books
'A brilliantly constructed crime thriller.'
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"This is a brilliant crime thriller ... top-class stuff, definitely recommended."
Graeme Barrow, The Northern Advocate
'This is a terrific book — a marvel of tight plotting, spare prose, and relentless pacing. It’s refreshingly cynical, deeply thrilling, and an exciting introduction to an author who’s set to become an international superstar.'
Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Paranoia and Buried Secrets
‘Lawyer/writer Shoham, dubbed the Israeli John Grisham, delivers a first-rate crime thriller in this first of his works to be translated to English.’
New York Post
‘Set in Tel Aviv, Lineup has a fast-moving narrative … Shoham manages to write a dark story with a light touch. He doesn’t shy away from the ugly aftereffects of violent crime, but he succeeds in delivering a page-turner with a subtle measure of gallows wit.’
Ellery Queen Magazine
‘An absorbing crime novel … [that reveals] the everyday side to Israeli life.’
‘Lineup will grab you from the opening and take you on a seamless, unstoppable ride.’
‘Shoham creates a full-blooded thriller in Lineup, a novel with multiple shocks but blessedly free of cardboard characters. A smart and absorbing read, it offers readers who prefer thoughtful crime fiction a new voice and a riveting examination of justice systems.’