‘Love in its many guises – romantic, familial, unwilling, redemptive – powers the novel… it’s passionate, tender, and portrayed with a refreshing lack of cynicism… a compulsively readable and accomplished first novel’ Lesley Glaister, Independent 

‘Riveting… O’Farrell has a gift for storytelling that makes the reader long for her next effort’ Erica Wagner, The Times

‘Such an accomplished performance’ Shena Mackay, Daily Telegraph 

‘Maggie O’Farrell’s first novel, After You’d Gone, had me so gripped I had to feign illness in order to devote myself to it entirely’ Esther Freud, Guardian Books of the Year

‘Unputdownable, beautifully written… A sharp, fresh talent to watch’ Independent Books of the Year

‘Beautifully constructed… unashamedly passionate’ Guardian Books
of the Year 

‘This tense, involving and disturbing read… kept me up half the night, unable to put it down’ Mail on Sunday