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  • A love story that is both persuasive and tender

    The Sunday Times
  • An extraordinary book . . . as inevitable as Hardy at his most doom-laden. And as unforgettable

  • A description of the extraordinary, sustaining power of a marriage to bind two people together in love, through the most emotionally harrowing circumstances

    Daily Mail
  • It is not only the plot that it so compelling . . . What makes this wonderful novel stand out is the cast of emotionally fragile characters, all of whom inspire tremendous sympathy in the reader

    Daily Express
  • A moving tale . . . prepare to weep

    New York Times
  • Irresistible . . . seductive . . . a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page

    Oprah Magazine
  • A spectacularly sure storyteller . . . Reading The Light Between Oceans is a total-immersion experience, extraordinarily moving.

    Monica Ali, author of BRICK LANE
  • The Light Between Oceans unfurls in small acts, at first feeling slight to touch, then building in emotional substance. Into the spaces between words, Stedman breathes an anxiety and pulsating intensity that roils with the ocean and the lighthouse beacon

    Sydney Morning Herald
  • Book of the Week. Critics are buzzing about The Light Between Oceans, the gripping debut from M L Stedman

    Grazia Magazine
  • The characters are beautifully drawn . . . A completely unique read. ****

    Heat Magazine

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