“In her story, the city may be full of spies, and prone to making mistakes, but they are also capable of forgiveness and surprising humanity.”  –Biblio

“The author, whose previous books also incisively and empathically deal with Pakistan at other crucial times of its life, spins the same magic…”
–Business Standard

“On turning the last page, one cannot help but feel that Khan should be commended for structuring a work of fiction that both furthers the overall development of Pakistani fiction and joins the ranks of entertaining and well-written modern novels.” –Dawn

“It is a coming-of-age novel.  But it isn’t just that.”

“The novel is a gripping, coming-of-age story that explores and delves into Aliya’s conflicting loyalties and her ongoing struggle to make sense of her world.”  –Mail Today

“The Islamabad of Aliya’s childhood–and the writer’s–is so remote that the only way to keep it alive is by writing about it.”  –Financial Express

Reviews of CITY OF SPIES:

Crash of Civilisations, Biblio: A Review of Books (India), Sonal Shah
The Beginning of Pakistan’s Troubles–Through a Teenager’s Eyes, Business Standard (India), Vikas Datta
A Witness to History, Dawn Magazine, Karachi, Nadya Chishty-Mujahid
Brown Paper, Niranjana Iyer
Coming of Age, Newsline Magazine, Karachi, Ilona Yusuf
Pakistan’s Summer of Turmoil, Mail Today (India), Vipul Nautiyal
Living Colours, Dawn Newspaper, Karachi, Shiza Malik
Livemint (India), Annie Zaidi
The Readdicts (India)
Broken City, Financial Express (India), Sudipta Datta
The General and the Half-and-Half, Open Magazine (India), Rajni George
Between Write and Wrong (India), Sakshi Nanda