Reviews

  • "the best kind of ghostly tale - one that has you pondering its implications - and checking the back of dark cupboards - long after the final page"

    i, Independent
  • "You won't find plastic fangs or Dulux blood in Helen Dunmore's perfect little ghost story ... Dunmore conveys a shivery menace and concealed tragedy; this is the most elegant literary flesh-creeper since Susan Hill's The Woman in Black."

    The Times
  • "This is a haunting and exquisitely crafted tale where the line between the real and the imaginary becomes blurred."

    Glamour
  • "The Greatcoat is a well-written ghost story that observes the traditions of the genre without subsiding into pastiche ... Dunmore uses motifs and themes as a kind of Greek chorus ... these are subtly deployed, and enhance the atmosphere in this disturbing, thoughtful novel."

    The Literary Review
  • "An atmospheric and accomplished ghost story."

    Woman & Home