• "Riley writes with a kind of defeated ecstasy"

    Leo Robson, Sunday Times
  • "Scrupulous performance"

    Kate Webb, Times Literary Supplement
  • "Although she works on a small canvas, Riley’s work is both intricate and expansive. Her prose is a continual joy to read, and the detail immensely satisfying: she can squeeze more resonance out of a misplaced apostrophe than others can from baroque, technicolour trauma"

    Stuart Kelly, Scotland on Sunday
  • "Never less than enthralling"

  • "Riley's appetite for risk-taking and vinegary apercus remains undiminished"

    Emma Hagestadt, Independent