• "Munro’s insight is oddly uplifting… Cruelty and self-delusion beautifully described"

    William Leith, Evening Standard
  • "Stunning… All the stories are immaculate, but the title story is extraordinary… Read and marvel"

    Kate Saunders, The Times
  • "Heart-stopping… Demonstrates her mastery of her craft"

    Clare Wigfall, Observer
  • "Munro is still one of our most fearless explorers of the human being, as she descends, time and again, headlamp on full beam, pickaxe and butter-knife at the ready"

    The Times
  • "Munro transcends the short form"

    Sunday Telegraph