• Thoughtful, beautifully observed and utterly compelling

    Independent on Sunday
  • A fascinating novel - very moving and beautifully nuanced and observed - it beguiles with a tremendous slow-burning power

    William Boyd
  • involving meditation on passion, history and architecture

    Daily Mail
  • A love letter to Liverpool...ambitiously conceived... He has perfect pitch when it comes to the prose of each period, so much so that when I started the novel, I had the uncanny sense that what I was reading must have been salvaged from the 1940s. Its every line convinces

    Kate Kellaway, Observer
  • The story has the resonant simplicity of a poem... The Rescue Man turns the ongoing frenzy of construction and destruction into a quietly powerful metaphor of how we grow up


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