Reviews

  • "Vivid, richly imaginative, hilarious and frightening by turns"

    Observer
  • "Huge, exhilarating, loving and detailed eruption of a novel...an utterly intoxicating display of novelistic elan...big and joyous, literary and accessible...storytelling at its buoyant best"

    The Scotsman
  • "Wonderfully eloquent and forceful Kate Atkinson goes at the same pace in her second novel as she did in her first...welcome back, wild north-easter...brilliant and engrossing"

    Evening Standard
  • "Vivid and intriguing...fizzles and crackles along...a tour de force"

    Independent
  • "Part ghost story, part murder mystery, this is an exquisitely written, literary novel that reads as compellingly as any thriller"

    Cosmopolitan