[Gornell's] admirable single-mindedness and cool nerve are allied to a highly developed prose style which effectively conjures up a mood of darkness, intense cold and moral ambiguity - one in which nature itself feels complicit in the actions of the people. It is genuinely gripping
A deeply unsettling tale of loss, abandonment and revenge
Reviews of the most thought-provoking thriller of the year, for fans of WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN by Lionel Shriver, BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty and MY ABSOLUTE DARLING by Gabriel Tallent: 'Brilliant, but as dark as hell. The British version of Daniel Woodrell'
[An] uncompromising story of grief, anger, abandonment and decay
God, this is dark. A study of guilt and grief
The Wrong Child is a startling and uncompromising story of grief and anger, of abandonment and decay. It's intense - darker than dark - but also original and beautiful
Stunning. Macabre, unsettling and beautifully poetic
A very thought-provoking read