• "Masterful, delightfully controlled prose...This highly engaging novel continues to reveal itself long after it is read"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Carefully unsentimental...remarkable...we are given the complicated substance of unadorned lives"

    Sunday Times
  • "Compelling... A daring work, sure to gain her greater recognition..the portrait of the ex-soldier Joseph is as fine a depiction of a man in crisis as you will read"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "A remarkable feat... precise and searing... One of the most intelligent and ethical writers of her generation"

    Literary Review
  • "Elegant... Authentic... One of the significant accomplishments of Afterwards is a coiling suspense driven more by psychology than circumstance"

    New York Times