• "Fine is a storyteller of brilliance, and this short tragedy is utterly compelling."

    Kate Saunders -, The Times
  • "Anne Fine is on sparkling form"

    Sunday Times
  • "A sharp sense of danger always crackles in the background whenever Anne Fine writes for adults"

    The Independent
  • "Subtle, nuanced, beguiling and often shocking.It will smash and grab your attention right from the start"

    The Scotsman
  • "Anne Fine's trademark bite is ever-present in this short, sharp and typically dark novel ... leavened with an acute sense of humour"

    The Daily Telegraph