Chicurel [is] a gifted and versatile writer, and always draws you in
'This love story set in 70s Long Island is guaranteed to have you gripped'
This book will haunt you long after you've finished
The story hooked me in so I felt the characters' pain and hope
'A thought-provoking debut novel'
Beautiful and heart-breaking at once. A mesmerising, compulsive combination
'Tender and brave storytelling'
Beautifully written prose... Rarely do books evoke so viscerally a place, so tangibly a time and such a broad sweep of big themes
Despite the dark sides, If I Knew is gorgeous and thoughtful; a compelling, wonderful look at a particular point in time
Chicurel's novel has its dark moments, but the overriding sentiment is one of acceptance, resilience and the enduring power of friendship. A coming-of-age-tale with a haunting quality 4*
'A really wonderful book that will capture your heart and occupy your thoughts'
Raw, nostalgic, utterly compelling and very, very cool... A mind-blowingly impressive debut