• Unflinchingly honestly. A beautiful book . . . everyone should read it

    The Sunday Times
  • There are scenes that will reduce you to tears, but there's also humour, forgiveness and uplifting optimism [...] by the end of this dazzling debut you just want to give her a huge cheer for coming through

    Evening Standard
  • I read it in one sitting without pause. It is an astonishing book. I haven't stopped thinking about it

    Charlotte Edwardes, columnist for Sunday Times Style Magazine
  • Gavanndra writes beautifully, her words are unsentimental but very lyrical [...] I loved this book and my tears fell into the bath as I read it

    Clover Stroud, author of The Sunday Times Bestselling memoir My Wild and Sleepless Nights
  • Wise and moving . . . this memoir is an acknowledgment that love demands a price

  • This is one of the best books I've read about grief - and the catastrophic consequences of addiction. Exquisitely written. Profoundly moving

    Robert Peston
  • A heartbreaking and compelling memoir

  • Looks at the power of love and loss in shaping one's life. Moving and beautifully written

  • The must-read of the summer

    The Times
  • So brilliantly written . . . ultimately joyful and uplifting

    Daily Mirror