Reviews

  • Shines a light on women who have been silenced. This tightly paced novel confirms Boyce as an important voice in Irish literature

    Louise O'Neill
  • Gripping ... a complicated story of loss, ambition, misogyny, family love and what it means to belong ... evocative and atmospheric

    Irish Times
  • The plot is pacey and menacing, and the writing is clear, sharp and studded with glistening phrases ... a wonderful shout through time

    Nuala O'Connor
  • Pulls us into a world both seductively alien, yet uneasily, all-too-humanly, familiar

    Mia Gallagher
  • Moving and atmospheric

    Irish Country Magazine
  • A beautifully absorbing novel, illuminating the remarkable story of a woman whose life has since been subsumed into folklore. Highly recommended.

    Hot Press
  • Masterful ... Boyce delicately unfolds this atmospheric, magical thriller with pace and juice, while also making sure that the sentiments (vilification of women, policing of female biology, etc) echo through time

    Hilary White, Sunday Independent
  • Niamh Boyce has taken a bleak and dismal period and sent a bolt of beautiful and revealing light into the darkness

    John MacKenna
  • Beautifully written and transports us to the 14th century, though its themes loudly resonate today

    Eileen Dunne, RTÉ Culture
  • [Her Kind] sings of these modern times

    RTÉ Guide

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