And Now the Light is Everywhere is a page-turner, with a clever plot and a range of engaging characters, but there are deeper currents below the surface, carrying questions about time, families and their secrets, trust, betrayal and the nature and importance of storytelling itself. MacRae's writing is sensitive and accurate, rising to passages of brilliance at the right moments. A wonderfully accomplished first novel.
A vivid, involving and beautifully written story.
An eloquent novel. I was captivated by the story telling, the landscape, the brilliant dialogue and the wonderfully vivid characters
Classic story-telling bathed in a generous light . . . it moves so confidently between lives and epochs it easy not to realise at first how cleverly it's put together, how effectively the different stories intersect and echo. It's poignant and funny, and marks Lucy out as an exciting and ambitious writer of real talent.
A book that draws you in and holds you till the very end.