Reviews

  • "Jones is fabulous at this, offering titbits of danger and discord while keeping a cool, matter of fact tone for the big horrors... This is, at heart, a moving love story"

    Sunday Times
  • "Jones's first novel, The Outcast, winner if the Costa First Novel Award, was a very hard act to follow. Her second, however, is even better... Jones's research is impeccable, and her emotional intelligence outstanding"

    Kate Saunders, The Times
  • "In this exciting novel that resonates with contemporary parallels, Jones is unusual among women writers in focusing as much on the thrills and terrors of frontline action as its psychological fall out...it's a movie waiting to happen"

    Emma Hagestadt, Independent
  • "Ambitious...uncannily good at the evocation of charged moments"

    Guardian
  • "Here Jones's talent really shows... In an excellent encounter with a military psychiatrist, the dialogue breaks like dry twigs"

    Stephanie Cross, Times Literary Supplement