Fran's brilliance lies in her ability to explore the everyday - the seemingly unremarkable lives of individuals. To burrow behind the opposing, uplifting, unpleasant, defiant thoughts of her characters and glimpse the world from a different point of view
Superbly written, utterly gripping and has more than a touch of Wuthering Heights and Rebecca
Atmospheric with a wonderful cast of characters that prove the depth of Cooper's empathy and talent. Eerie, evocative and captivating, the tension is built masterfully and keeps you guessing as a city couple try to unearth the secrets of an isolated community. The writing is blindingly good. A total triumph.
You'll find yourselves gripping the book as you race towards the thrilling finale
Superbly written and utterly gripping
Confident and brilliant