Reviews

  • "EDITOR'S CHOICE: I enjoyed this contemporary novel about the gulf between the expectation of how life will turn out and the reality... [it] taps into the current conversation about finding fulfilment and living a meaningful life."

    Alice O'Keeffe, The Bookseller
  • "Succulent, tender and honest, EXPECTATION is about the relationships between women: love, loss, triumph and betrayal. It was one of those books that knowingly flirted, then seduced me and then utterly ravished me"

    TOR UDALL
  • "Jaw-droppingly good"

    SARRA MANNING
  • "A generation-defining book, honest and relatable on motherhood, ambition and sex. Like NORMAL PEOPLE with female friendship under the microscope"

    ERIN KELLY, bestselling author of HE SAID/SHE SAID
  • "I loved it. Raw, honest, unputdownable."

    TAMMY COHEN
  • "Few novels leave me genuinely breathless with their brilliance. EXPECTATION is one of them. This book is beautiful. I am in AWE"

    HANNAH BECKERMAN
  • "I tore through EXPECTATION at the weekend. Exceptional gorgeously written and reads like a love letter to London. I highly recommend it"

    STACEY HALLS, bestselling author of THE FAMILIARS
  • "I absolutely loved this. What really appealed to me was the depiction of the parents, about legacy and about what the mother's generation leaves for the one that comes after"

    ANNE YOUNGSON
  • "Anna Hope has a way of getting inside difficult and painful moments, turning them inside out. I felt I knew these women as my own friends. Taut, electric, complex, funny."

    RACHEL JOYCE bestselling author of THE UNEXPECTED PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY