• "Brims with wry perceptiveness and rueful humour"

    Peter Kemp, Sunday Times (Books of the Year)
  • "The most touching novel [I read this year]"

    Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday (Books of the Year)
  • "Bitter sweet... Either a ghost story or a sideways portrait of a marriage"

    James Kidd, Independent (Books of the Year)
  • "The work of an artist at the peak of her powers... a brilliantly observed and mercifully unsentimental examination of the emotional arc of grief"

    Sarah Vine, The Times
  • "Tyler strips away layers of everyday life to reveal the abyss of pain underneath but does so with such skill and sparkling wit it makes this a real celebration of life"

    Vanessa Berridge, Daily Express