A triumph...character-driven as it is, it reads like a thriller, swift and complete.
Thrums with suspense and moral ambiguity...This is one of those rare-very rare-novels that you don't so much read a inhabit and that makes everyday life seem altogether mysterious.
So beautifully written and compelling that you can't will yourself to put it down.
This book possesses a conclusion of such power that it would be a literary crime to reveal it.
A poignant thriller...the novel's resolution is quietly breathtaking.
A deeply moving, darkly satisfying novel.
[Schwartz is] a fine writer....Reservation Road is a page-turner, but along the way there is much to linger over.
The redemption in Reservation Road is unexpected, compassionate and powerful, making it moving in a way that few novels are.
Reservation Road is a terrific novel, both a page-turner and a discerning portrayal of the psychic costs of self-delusion.
Haunting .... A powerful and affecting novel.
A dark and irresistible miracle: a heartbreaking thriller.