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  • One of the best things you'll read: warm, witty and wise.

  • Carys Bray writes with a quiet formidable brilliance. Her observations on relationships are acute, painful and extremely funny. This is a gem of a book.

    Emily Maitlis
  • Bray is brilliant in her explorations of the delicate ecosystem of a long marriage.

    Financial Times
  • Bray has a knack of dealing with weighty themes with the lightest of touches.

    Best New Fiction, Mail on Sunday
  • It's a fresh, topical perspective, told expertly by Bray ... When the Lights Go Out ultimately asks a pertinent question: what does it mean to be good, or happy, or prepared, and which of these is most important? In the end, Bray's characters are forced to accept that they don't know - which, in this age of social media-heightened political division that seems to encourage dogmatism, is a welcome tonic.

    Sunday Times

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