• Nightshade is a glorious novel... full of twisted sexuality, art and power, about what it means to commit yourself entirely to the artistic life. The book's ending is unforgettable.

    Alex Preston, Observer
  • Brilliant and biting.

    Harriet Fitch Little, Financial Times
  • The drama of creation, of impending triumph or failure, and the expert rendering of the artistic process, all lift the novel to a new level...McAfee’s prose is lyrical yet sharp… the novel fascinates…and Nightshade’s questions continue to intrigue.

    Joanna Briscoe, Guardian
  • McAfee’s engaging novel combines a dark plot with a zestful skewering of the contemporary art world.

    Anthony Gardner, Mail on Sunday
  • Eve is a fascinating, plausible creation, both alluring and monstrous in her all-consuming self-regard.


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