Reviews

  • A compelling modern family drama with witty and wonderful characters. Utter bliss.

    Nina Stibbe
  • This novel is a beautiful and rare thing - a page turning thriller with all the pain, warmth and humour of authentic family life portrayed. I absolutely loved it.

    Kate Hamer, author of 'The Girl in the Red Coat'
  • Utterly compelling and insightful, I was drawn into this family in crisis from the first chapter of this unflinchingly honest and beautifully written novel

    Rosamund Lupton, bestselling author of 'Sister'
  • Healey is a natural story-teller

    Claire Fuller, author of 'Our Endless Numbered Days'
  • I don't know anyone else who writes like this. Emma Healey's voice soars, sings and startles as she takes you right under the skin of her characters. She 'magics' the ordinary into the extraordinary and, just as impressively, transposes the extraordinary to the ordinary. Unforgettable.

    Jane Corry, bestselling author of 'My Husband's Wife'
  • Many will relate to the fraught familial relationships, which are expertly realised in this tense contemporary novel ... the interactions are so utterly real that you get completely drawn into their world ... Healey writes with such an ease and naturalness that it carries you effortlessly forward

    Sunday Independent
  • Written with captivating brilliance and oozing with tension, this is a novel you really do not want to miss

    Heat, Five Stars
  • At once an absorbing thriller and a beautifully observed study of the relationship between mother and teenage daughter

    Refinery29
  • Rich with emotional depth

    Evening Standard
  • Healey thoughtfully explores complex problems facing young women and families today and in Lana she has created a masterpiece of inarticulacy

    Daily Express, Four Stars