Reviews

  • Like Ali Smith’s novels crossed with the TV series Fleabag… [The Bass Rock is] a vividly imagined portrait… There’s much to admire in its little miracles of observation… [Evie Wyld] knows how to maintain suspense, what to withhold and when to reveal it — right up to the spine-chilling last line.

    Johanna Thomas-Corr, Sunday Times
  • A multilayered masterpiece; vivid, chilling, leaping jubilantly through space and time, it’s a jaw dropping novel that confirms Wyld as one of our most gifted young writers.

    Alex Preston, Observer
  • Searingly controlledpsychologically fearless andbitterly funny. Wyld is a genius of contrasting voices and revealed connections, while her foreshadowings are so subtle that the book demands – and eminently repays – a second read.

    Justine Jordan, Guardian
  • A rising star of British fictionWyld’s slow, controlled build-up of dread is excellent… Most powerful of all is Wyld’s evocation of a hairs-on-the-neck sense of foreboding when women interact with volatile men.

    Francesca Carington, Sunday Telegraph, *Novel of the Week*
  • Powerful, intensely absorbingWyld is as gifted as Phoebe Waller-Bridge at capturing the hilarious, the excruciating and the absurd.

    Stephanie Cross, Daily Mail
  • Evie Wyld’s tremendous new novel, The Bass Rock, is a powerful and beautifully written narrative of male violence and the three women who endured it.

    William Boyd, Daily Telegraph
  • [A] menacing, modern-Gothic novel... Balancing a superbly controlled sense of dread with fierce anger, Wyld's intense novel is one that will get under your skin and stay there.

    Tatler *What to read right now*
  • Evie Wyld is the author of two excellent novels but she moves up a gear with her third… Wyld’s superbly written…stories mirror and haunt each other in shockingly satisfying ways… Each of these separately lonely women are startlingly well drawn, yet the threads running through their lives are universalThe Bass Rock deserves to win prizes.

    Claire Allfree, Metro
  • An implacable witness to centuries of violence… this [is a] spikily beautiful novel.

    Siobhan Murphy, The Times
  • Wyld is unhesitatingly brave in her writing… She has an instinctive understanding of the interchangeability between humans and nature that can border, thrillingly, on animism… Wyld’s delineation of the era is cut-glass perfectHer prose shines, even as it devours.

    Catherine Taylor, Financial Times

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