• "Powerfully blends an exceptionally chilling drama with a story of insight and compassion about unhappiness"

    Julia Eccleshare, Guardian
  • "Robert Westall is the father of the golden age of children's literature in this century, quite unrivalled in his sharpness of observation and pace of narrative"

    Michael Morpurgo
  • "A brooding story about jealousy, hatred, murder and love"

    Parents News
  • "A hard-hitting book . . . a must-read from this ever popular author"

    Teaching & Learning
  • "Atmospheric, perceptive and brilliant"

    Daily Echo