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  • Pulled me in from the first page with smart narration, characters I cared about, a hold-your-breath plot, and a terrific final twist. Put this one high on your summer list

    Stephen King
  • A complex, suspenseful story about the shocking and unexpected consequences of a sexual assault . . . a brilliant debut. One of the best books you'll read this year

    Shari Lapena, Sunday Times and internationally bestselling author
  • A magnificent debut to rival the very best of Dennis Lehane, The Damage scores knockout thriller punches chapter after chapter. It's dense and exciting, as though Michael Connelly and Tana French had joined forces. A spectacularly plotted and powerful family drama

    A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
  • A brilliantly-observed novel about how a terrible crime can ignite the first match in a whole row. Twist after twist - but also a damning and humane exploration of family, brotherhood and upbringing. To say I loved it is a wild understatement

    Gillian McAllister, Sunday Times bestselling author
  • Damage sets the standard for psychological suspense! With a consummate authorial hand, Wahrer weaves a brilliantly layered story of a horrific crime and how it forces each member of a loving family to confront the harrowing question of what kind of person they truly are. The style of this novel is as elegant as the characters are breathtakingly real and the plot undeniably compelling

    Jeffrey Deaver, Sunday Times and internationally bestselling author
  • Smart, suspenseful and timely, this accomplished debut takes us on a journey through the emotional fall-out from one ugly night in a small town

    Gilly Macmillan, author of The Nanny
  • Delightfully unpredictable, The Damage is a relatable tale about the desire to protect your family. I ripped through it one sitting

    Brian Moylan, author of The Housewives: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives
  • A devastating, life affirming, heart thumping exploration of family, brotherhood and what people will do to protect the ones we love. Highly recommended

    Holly Seddon, author of The Hit List and Try Not to Breathe
  • A blisteringly smart and evocative novel, with a compelling premise, richly developed characters, and enough suspense to keep you up all night. A powerful debut

    Bruce Holsinger, national bestselling author of The Gifted School
  • A smartly written, deft thriller in which the fallout from the crime, rather than the crime itself, is the important thing. In asking us to consider how far we would go for those we love and what it means to part of a family, Caitlin Wahrer has written a compelling and thought-provoking book, which is also hard to put down

    Araminta Hall, author of Imperfect Women, -

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