An undercurrent of black comedy accompanies the ripples that ensue - but with a pathos that makes this deftly plotted story as moving as it is compelling.
charming...thoughtfully done...highly enjoyable.
Full of emotion and tense moments. You will be gripped from the first page.
Heartwarming and observant
Poised and perceptive
Strenuously charming...surprisingly tender
One of the more authentic debuts I've read in recent years... A fine novel.
Deeply accomplished, with brilliantly observed, entertaining characters and an atmospheric setting