Reviews

  • Masterfully, Swindells combines considerable psychological depth with a page-turning plot, delivered in manageable bites

    Daily Telegraph
  • A short but highly accomplished piece of writing from this rightly celebrated author. Full of convincing and illuminating period detail, including authentic and entertaining vernacular speech, this novel is fast paced and exciting to read

    The School Librarian
  • This is an exciting, atmospheric story which really draws you in - you can almost hear the bombs dropping

    Primary Times
  • Robert Swindells and World War II are once again a powerful, dramatic combination. It's a setting which fires his imagination - a setting he brings thrillingly alive. Shrapnel is his latest foray into the war, and it's another cracker, directly, engagingly written, with plenty of pace and consistently intriguing

    Phil Hewitt, Bognor Regis Observer
  • A gripping story about what it is that truly makes a hero - with short and punchy chapters - Swindells expertly combines story with informative snippets of what life was like on the Home Front

    Stirling Observer

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