• Vickers has a formidable knack for laying open the human heart... a layered family drama

    Sunday Times
  • A story of secrets, lies and history is elegantly handled... She lays bare the inner workings of one family, possibly every family, with an often disconcerting clarity

    The Times
  • If you're a fan of Marilynne Robinson (the Pulitzer-prize winning author of Gilead), you'll love this...a dark and gritty read

    Sunday Times
  • No one can dig down into the shrouded recesses of the human heart quite as forensically as Vickers

    Sunday Times
  • This is a highly charged novel you'll find hard to put down...The novel raises important issues about motherhood and family connections, and examines the survivor's guilt felt by many of the characters that helps to drive the painful resolution

    Sunday Express
  • Vickers ponders undercurrents that swirl down the ages...Vickers commitment to the realism required by fictional memoir...a fascinating exploration of the often equivocal and always cryptic nature of family love

  • A psychologically acute case study

    Mail on Sunday
  • A story of a family rocked by tragedy

    Daily Mail
  • One of our best women writers...Cousins is a towering tale of three generations of the Tye family, spanning 70 years

    Reader's Digest
  • Absorbing, subtle and utterly joyous

    Sunday Times on 'The Cleaner of Chartres'