An oppressive modern-gothic thriller
A dark and gruesome modern Gothic novel, with a compelling, and carefully crafted dual storyline that really builds the tension. The way in which the past and present interweave is brilliantly achieved, and there is a tremendous sense of place, both creepy and oppressive.
an original and exceptional novel of tragedy, angels, devils and friendship
The narrative is fast paced and dark. The characterisation of the two protagonists is powerful
This may be [Sedgwick's] most ambitious book yet ... explores religion, death, friendship, truth and love with an intensity that confident older readers will immerse themselves in