• "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's a movie waiting to happen"

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

  • "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