• "Addonia's beautifully written debut is an affecting, gripping, devastating portrait of the claustrophobic, corrupt and insanely inhuman world of Saudi Arabia"

    Daily Mail
  • "A love story set in the narrow and sweltering streets of Saudi Arabia... Details of life in Jeddah and the sense of barely contained passion are compelling"

    Sunday Times
  • "A dark and evocative testament to desire in an inhumane state"

  • "Bittersweet and compelling"

    Joanne Harris
  • "A simple story is elevated by Addonia's mastery of tension"

    Heather McRobie, Sunday Telegraph