Vivid and brilliantly gripping. I was captivated from the first page.
Intriguing... Just when you think there is no way to draw all the threads to a satisfying close, Marianne Kavanagh does it.
A genuinely mysterious thriller, with an intense sense of time and place - a historical novel of a very different sort
Part murder mystery, part historical tale, this is a read that blends both genres together in intriguing style.
An unputdownable combination of thriller and psychological drama
A beautifully written and gripping novel - boldly traversing genres and historical eras, yet always compassionate, wise and humane
Charming, gleeful, a delight...brings Britain at war to vivid life
Should You Ask Me is an absolute master class in story-telling
It is an absolutely thrilling compelling and delightful read and the plot is so intricate. The characters are incredibly realistic and there is so much atmosphere I felt that I was transported back to the time period
A highly emotional mediation on memory, ageing, guilt, and regret... Kavanagh's multi-layered narrative considers its reliability in a compelling reflection on time and perception, whilst immersing the reader in a rich historical landscape.
Should You Ask Me is one of the most unique books I've had the pleasure of reading
Very distinctive, almost genre-defying novel
Kavanagh is a perceptive and vivid writer and this tale of ordinary lives transformed by extraordinary events has so much period atmosphere, you can practically hear the air-raid sirens.
An intriguing and atmospheric novel, cleverly interweaving different times and crimes through an elderly and most unreliable narrator...absorbing
A moving Hardy-esque story of love, lies and loss thrown into sharp relief by its vivid WW2 setting. Indomitable Mary Holmes is a memorable character.
This ingenious page-turner, set in a a Dorset police station in 1944, will keep you guessing until the end...Marianne Kavanagh has produced an original brainteaser of a read
Marianne Kavanagh's novel succeeds on so many levels. It's a thriller, a love story, a vivid portrait of wartime England, a cautionary tale, but above all, it's a fascinating study of suppressed guilt and the human need for absolution through confession. I absolutely loved it