• "Strikingly assured... A writer of unexpected sensibilities and uncompromising originality"

  • "Cold Water is a thrilling pleasure... I don't think I've read such a good début in years"

    Alan Warner
  • "Vivid and stylish and endlessly, surprisingly filled with perfect, unexpected images... a beautifully written book, utterly original and the most exciting thing to have been published this year... Fantastic"

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  • "A truly original new voice in fiction. Her bleakly poetic first novel has an atmosphere all of its own: melancholy and profound yet shot through with the urgency of life and love"

    Shena Mackay