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