• "Absolutely heart-breaking. One of the best books I’ve ever read"

    Dinah Jefferies, author of THE TEA-PLANTER'S WIFE
  • "A British version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Moving. Fascinating"

  • "An unsentimental and affecting story"

    Sunday Times
  • "Compelling, elegant and insightful."

  • "In this deeply moving book, Hope reminds us that behind everyone’s facade lies something waiting to be rent free"

    Irish Times
  • "An original, brilliant, evocative novel"

    Chris Cleave
  • "A heartbreaking story of how love can flourish in the darkest of times"

    Cathy Rentzenbrink, The Bookseller
  • "Part social commentary, part mystery and part dangerous liaison, this poignant story casts an unflinching gaze at the historic treatment of mental health disorders."

    Financial Times
  • "Such a magnificent setting definitely demands a story that delivers, all guns blazing. It does, and then some . . . Fiction at it’s finest."

    Irish Independent
  • "Beautiful"