'What won me over was the touching depiction of the two children'
This ultimately becomes a story of the importance of home, whatever its history, told in highly lyrical prose'
'Lane's prose is graceful, textured and her elegant style reflects the Campbells' glazed retrograde world'
'A poignant and haunting tale that really resonates'
'I found I could not put this book down'
'Johanna Lane writes in an easy melodic style and she shows a real talent for understanding the separate sorrows and secret dreams that simmer beneath the surface of even the closest families'
'Beautifully written debut'
'An elegantly written story'
'A haunting debut'
'A beautifully atmospheric and poignant debut'