• An elegant, subtle, haunting novel that stayed with me long after I finished it. Sadie Jones has a long literary future ahead of her

    Tracy Chevalier
  • The prose is elegant and spare, but the story it reveals is raw and explosive... Devastatingly good'

    Eithne Farry, Daily Mail
  • Jones's story is imbued with brooding atmosphere and drama. Understated and elegantly narrated with attention to period detail, this is a gripping love story with a twist. If you liked Atonement by Ian McEwan, you'll love this

    Harper's Bazaar
  • Eminently readable first novel....reads like a thriller, the tension and menace build expertly...a powerful, promising first novel

    Financial Times
  • She writes with simmering intensity... particularly strong on atmosphere... Jones uses small, startling phrases to convey depths of passion and information and she can make seemingly innocuous passages radiate beauty

    Sunday Telegraph

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