Reviews

  • "‘PINE combines the Gothic sensibilities of Shirley Jackson with the psychologically astute suspense of Gillian Flynn. Both tautly written and deeply atmospheric, it’s a story steeped in the spooky grandeur of the Scottish highlands. At once a supernatural mystery, portrayal of small town claustrophobia and a coming-of-age novel, Francine Toon’s empathetic depiction of childhood and mourning will leave you gripped and transfixed.’"

    Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti
  • "From the first page PINE casts a sense of slowly-rising unease that is completely compelling. It's both eerie and thrilling at once, and had me under its spell until the end."

    Sophie Mackintosh, author of THE WATER CURE
  • "'If there's any doubt that the Gothic thriller is enjoying a boom, Francine Toon's debut should settle the matter. PINE, a moving study of memory and loss, is both spooky and tender; drenched in a sense of place and yet eerily timeless.'"

    Mick Herron