• Enthralling as a thriller, yet also a beautiful human drama, and a serious enquiry into the possibility of goodness

    Tessa Hadley
  • Beautiful and brilliant. The exquisite writing is vivid, poetic and perceptive; the characters alive and compelling. Everything I want from a novel. I loved it.

    Stephen Merchant
  • A startlingly original, continuously astute, and deeply compassionate novel. You People alerts us, in these dark times, to the possibility of human nobility

    Pankaj Mishra
  • Lalwani is a writer who understands people, and it shines through in her descriptions. This is a moving, authentic, humane novel which raises fundamental questions about what it means to be kind in an unkind world, and it will stay with me for a long time

  • Compelling, heart-wrenching and laced with redemptive hope

    Observer on Gifted
  • Superb, brilliantly realised. The searing narrative is unflinchingly and tenderly written

    Independent on Gifted
  • A masterclass

    Guardian on The Village
  • Brilliant . . . A thriller reminiscent of Dirty Pretty Things. Really recommend it.

    Nikesh Shukla