• "Extraordinarily powerful"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "A devastatingly acute picture of a harsh rural world"

    The Sunday Times
  • "Certainly one of her best"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "A richly satisfying novel, sometimes dark, but compulsively readable, and imagined with a warmth that makes its determined realism oddly uplifting"

    Sunday Express
  • "Her fine, gripping and unflinching novel"

    The Times