• "The work of a novelist in her prime… The narrative is taut and suspenseful, the characterization complex and dynamic."

    Stevie Davies, Guardian
  • "Brilliantly drawn… Atmosphere and characters linger long after the novel ends"

    Sunday Times
  • "Deft, intriguing and gripping. Forster never disappoints."

    Kate Williams, Woman & Home
  • "This is Margaret Forster's last novel, sadly, and it's full of reminders of what made her such a shrewd and arresting chronicler of women’s lives"

    Hephzibah Anderson, Mail on Sunday
  • "An exemplary final work … wonderfully well-observed"

    D.J. Taylor, The Times