• "Fine's genius for storytelling reaches new heights: simple, direct and with a subtle period feel to the narrative and dialogue"

  • "Unsettling and atmospheric, this story of a young brother and sister boldly making their own fates is told in the voice of the girl with lightness and simplicity but covers dark and complex territory before reaching its happy ending"

    The Sunday Times
  • "Full of terrific characters and deceptions and intrigues"