• An inventive and intricate psychological puzzle thriller that mystifies, torments, disturbs, beguiles... a powerfully intelligent debut

    Marcel Berlins, The Times
  • A compulsive page-turner that will hold your attention until the very last word

    Natasha Harding, Sun
  • Sinister, addictive and unpredictable – this is a novel to be devoured greedily, at speed, but one that will leave its footprint on your memory for far longer

    Natasha Lunn, Red
  • Yates’s take on the collegiate thriller lives up to early comparisons to Donna Tartt’s The Secret History... filled with gleeful malevolence

  • [A] chilling debut...this is a thriller, a cautionary tale and a sobering exploration of unintended consequences rolled into one

    Daily Mail
  • Black Chalk grabs from the get-go... Yates plots with tantalizing skill

    Ellen Shapiro, People
  • This addictive psychological thriller will have you hooked from start to game over

  • Compelling

    John O'Connell, Guardian
  • A truly chilling thriller, with campus-fun-gone-wrong echoes of Donna Tartt's The Secret History

  • A very exciting debut - like The Secret History, but so much creepier... This is intellectually challenging psychological thriller writing at a high level

    Shots Mag

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