Reviews

  • "Gourlay has created something very special here . . . [<i>Shine</i>] is about reinvention and the faces we present to the world . . . all wrapped up in an exciting and perfectly paced story with a disturbing and dramatic climax. . . . She has truly found her voice."

    Guardian
  • "[An] irresistibly exotic story of family, friendship, ghosts and legends . . . A sparkling jewel of a story."

    Booktrust
  • "Both thrilling and emotive"

    Inis
  • "Has you laughing and crying at the same time. You despair at people’s prejudice. But then there are people who make you believe in humanity again. I can’t tell you what style <i>Shine</i> is written in. You just don’t notice. It just feels perfect."

    Bookwitch
  • "There is a deftness of touch . . . This is a moving story about family secrets and the importance of communication and connection."

    Inky Droplets

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