• "Utterly beguiling"

  • "It is difficult to believe that this clever, creepy tale is Chloe Hooper's first novel... Its originality and ambition make it a deeply impressive debut"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "A finely calibrated meditation on a young woman's awakening to her sexual powers and to the violent undercurrents of Australian history"

    Scotland on Sunday
  • "Intriguing and resonant... Hooper succeeds where far more seasoned writers often fall short... she forces open her material and she does this with a curiosity and an instinctive grace"

    New York Times Book Review
  • "This book will win prizes. It will be made into a film. But most importantly it will enthral millions of people worldwide. A true classic"

    Daily Mirror