• "A brilliant exploration of choice and consequence"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "Enthralling... readers will plunge happily into the kind of family story for which Margaret Foster is celebrated and which she executes so well"

    Anita Brooker, Spectator
  • "An unfailingly intelligent novel, full of lucid observation of a phenomenon, mother-love, too often seen through a gilded haze of false feeling and wishful thinking... Forster is a fine storyteller"

    Sunday Times
  • "Intricate, romantic and full of suspense"

  • "An excellently funny, moving novel... a text for our times"

    Auberon Waugh, Independent