• "Sharp and black ... Fine's depiction of a cunning and manipulative character is masterful, and the conclusion is horribly satisfying."

    The Times
  • "Fine writes in dignified and clear prose that does ring true."

    Sunday Times
  • "This wickedly entertaining novel ... is not one to miss"

    The Independent
  • "Few writers can convey better than Anne Fine the dangerous currents that ripple through an unhappy family."

    Financial Times
  • "Fine untangles all these threads with great psychological intelligence, and a merciless sense of comedy."