The German media called Polina Dashkova "the Russian queen of the thriller". All of her novels set up a true realistic scene because she describes the concrete contemporary Russian reality. Her main characters are only women that take the action in their own hands. They are average Russian women with common problems in a world dominated by men. However, Dashkova's writing is neither feminist, nor feminine. Her books are rather social, painting a true Russian world - magnificent and miserable.
The novels of Dashkova are translated in many languages, she is amongst the most read authors not only in her own country but also in Germany, France, Neatherland, Spain.