Reviews

  • <b>A fantastic, atmospheric debut</b>

    The Times
  • <b>Memorable and compelling</b>. <b>A novel about what haunts us - and what should</b>

    Sarah Moss, author of The Times Book of the Year 'Ghost Wall'
  • <b>Intensely written and atmospheric, with an unusual setting, this is a stark evocation of a community where fear of the outsider is rife and unsettling</b>

    Daily Mail
  • <b>The eerie opening brilliantly sets the scene for a suspenseful read. A tremor cracks open an ice floe and an arm appears, plunging the reader into a harsh landscape and a world of suspicions and secrets</b>

    Sunday Express
  • A <b>perfect</b>, <b>gripping winter read</b>. <b>I loved it</b>

    Sophie Mackintosh, Man Booker longlisted author of 'The Water Cure'
  • <b>Utterly unputdownable</b>. Rich in superstition and mystery, it pulled me in. <b>An incredible novel</b>

    Ali Land, author of Sunday Times Bestselling 'Good Me Bad Me'
  • <b>Haunting</b>, <b>evocative</b> and <b>utterly compelling</b>. The beautifully drawn narrative <b>transports the reader to a time and place steeped in mystery and superstition</b>, where nothing is ever quite as it seems. <b>Stunning</b>

    Tracy Borman, author of 'The King's Witch'
  • <b>Like a ghost story told around a winter fire</b>, <i>The Glass Woman</i> is <b>taut</b>, <b>haunting</b>, and <b>broodingly tense.</b> Playing out against the harsh backdrop of the Icelandic winter, it kept me hooked all the way to the end

    Tim Leach, author of The Times Book of the Year 'Smile of the Wolf'
  • <b>A chilling tale</b>

    Good Housekeeping
  • <b>This evocative debut is compelling with a brilliant twist</b>

    Daily Express
  • <b>Tremendous. Atmospheric</b> and <b>beautifully wrought</b>, <b><i>The Glass Woman </i>is both chilling and beguiling</b>

    Elizabeth Fremantle
  • Is this some<b> Icelandic version of Jane Eyre</b> in which a madwoman lurks in the attic? Or <b>do ghosts haunt the household?</b> In a sense they do, although <b>the truth Rosa eventually uncovers in this compelling, atmospheric novel are more material and more disturbing than her imaginings</b>

    Sunday Times
  • <b>Lea draws upon <i>Jane Eyre, Rebecca</i> and <i>Bluebeard</i> to create an eerie, unsettling atmosphere ... Full of promise, and I look forward to reading more from Lea</b>

    Daily Telegraph
  • <b>Suspenseful</b>, <b>gripping</b> and <b>beautifully drawn</b>

    Cecilia Ekbäck, author of 'Wolf Winter'
  • <b>Tells the tale of the Icelandic witch trials </b>

    Red
  • <b>A tense, Iceland-set thriller</b>

    Sunday Post
  • Is this some <b>Icelandic version of Jane Eyre</b> in which a madwoman lurks in the attic? Or do ghosts haunt the household? In a sense they do, although <b>the truth Rosa eventually uncovers in this compelling, atmospheric novel are more material and more disturbing than her imaginings</b>

    Sunday Times