Reviews

  • The beating heart of Africa springs into dazzling heat-drenched life. I could taste the sun soaked sweetness of bananas, see the shimmering plains and smell the rippling grasslands. I could feel the ever present sense of threat and menace. And within this landscape populated by elephants, baboons and antelope a powerful human story plays out. A simply stunning novel that will stay with me: a magnificent book.

    Dinah Jefferies
  • This is a book that will steal your heart. It is a wonderful, stunning, heart-wrenching tale of love, danger and self-discovery. Jennifer McVeigh's descriptions of life in Kenya are electric in intensity and open up the world of Africa in vivid detail in a way that totally beguiled me. I couldn't put it down. Her prose is so exquisite, it took me places I have never been before. A powerful, painful and brilliant book.

    Kate Furnivall, bestselling author of The Russian Concubine
  • Right from the deliciously descriptive prologue, I knew I was in for a treat with this book. Jennifer McVeigh manages to transport the reader right to the heart of Africa with her vivid atmospheric prose.

    Kathryn Hughes
  • Leopard at the Door expertly transports its reader to a richly-depicted world that is fraught both politically and personally. Danger constantly hums around Rachel Fullsmith as she navigates the complex, conflicting desires of men and women, native Kenyans and white colonists. It kept me turning pages well into the night!

    Suzanne Rindell, author of The Other Typist
  • Heartbreaking... the characters are brilliantly drawn. Loving this book and can't wait to get back to it

    Tracy Rees, bestselling author of Amy Snow
  • [A] captivating and thought-provoking story. . . McVeigh's beautiful prose and harrowing plot will quickly absorb readers, particularly those interested in 1950s Africa, by sensitively approaching themes of race, cultural evolution, and the humanness that unites us all.

    Publishers Weekly
  • McVeigh does a good job of charting Rachel's growth amidst political and personal turmoil, set against a backdrop of Kenya's wild beauty.

    Booklist
  • Readers who want a story that keeps them on edge will enjoy this historical novel rich with emotional and sociopolitical drama

    Kirkus Reviews
  • There is nothing more exciting than a new writer with a genuine voice. I loved it

    Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey, on 'The Fever Tree'
  • A bewitching tale of loss, betrayal and love

    Vogue on 'The Fever Tree'

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