• "Remarkable…disturbing…fascinating"

  • "Nobody is better than Margaret Forster, with her clear calm prose, at delineating the fault lines of the ordinary, unexceptional and hidden lives"

    Jennifer Selway, Daily Express
  • "a mesmerizing, unsettling novel"

    New York Times
  • "Makes such uncomfortable reading that at times you can barely turn the page, but it’s so compelling that you have to"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "Perfectly paced and with superbly drawn characters, this is a compelling story skilfully told"