“In any language, Perfect Days may be the most original and viscerally explicit novel you'll read this year….This novel — not for readers with delicate dispositions — is cringe-inducing and utterly monstrous. Filled with plot twists, violence and nail-biting scenes, this tale of psychological suspense uses pitch-black humor as its release valve. Montes makes you laugh, even as he makes you feel bad about doing it.”—Chicago Tribune
“[An] odd, macabre, fast-paced, twisted, and twisty novel. Is it for everyone? Not at all. But if you’ve ever wondered what Humbert Humbert would look like in modern times, you might want to pick up this short, dark, kind of sick, alternately propelling and repellant book. In its own creepy way, it’s kind of perfect.” —Omnivoracious
“This is the most messed up book I’ve read in a long time….super dark and twisted and weird and alarming and great.” —Book Riot
"Montes is one of Brazil’s rising crime novelists, and he has filled Perfect Days with suspense and joltingplot twists." —Booklist
"I was gripped from the very beginning by this, yes, perfect novel, merging literary sensibilities, psychological insight and breathtaking suspense. To top it all off, Montes brings Rio de Janeiro and Brazil to life as few authors could do. A superb achievement! Raphael Montes is a must-read!"
“A nifty, albeit nasty little thriller….Montes pulls out the stops with a series of twists—one of which is not for the squeamish.”- Publisher's Weekly
“A gripping debut. Raphael Montes is a writer to watch - he will do great things!”-Sophie Hannah
"A chilling, twisty exposed nerve of a novel. Even creepier than Gone Girl. I loved it."- Lauren Beukes
"Raphael Montes is one of the most brilliant young novelists I've encountered. He is certain to redefine Brazilian crime fiction and to emerge as a figure on the world literary scene."-Scott Turow
From the Hardcover edition.