"a great novel - a very tense thriller that leaves you guessing until the very end.'
Tantalizing . . . Pickard writes with insight and compassion.
Mesmerizing... cleverly planted surprises and the convincing portrait of smalltown life make this a memorable read.
..a writer of substantial literary power and gravitas... Pickard's latest is a darn good read, and anyone smart enough to pick it up can't help but admire it.
An absorbing tale of love and deceit... very readable.
Suspenseful. . .Pickard keeps the surprises coming and the tension high all the way to the end.
an outstanding tale of suspense that goes back two decades, involves a wonderfully real love story thwarted and probes the corrosive effects of secrets.