Caroline Hulse is a very funny writer and a wonderfully compassionate observer of human frailty
I SO enjoyed Like A House on Fire - Acutely observed and brilliantly funny. Very Nina Stibbe
I loved it - Funny and sad and relatable and deeply human. A big hat tip to the citing of We Need To Talk About Kevin, too
Absolutely loved Like A House on Fire. A proper delight
Witty, whip-smart and wincingly observant, pure entertainment from start to finish. A Caroline Hulse book is a reading highlight of my year
Sheer delight from start to finish
I could not put Like a House on Fire down. Funny, moving and astute. A triumph!
Part Fleabag, part Agatha Christie, Like A House On Fire is everything I love in a book. A sharply observed study of relationships packed with subtle wit, I was hooked from page one. Bravo Caroline, what a triumph!
Painfully astute and brilliantly funny, Like A House On Fire is a triumph of a novel. I loved it
I loved Caroline Hulse's first novel, The Adults, so much, and I love her second book EVEN MORE. Like A House On Fire is hilarious and brilliant and clever in that way only Caroline knows how to be. The story is so compelling, I couldn't put it down, and the writing is so fresh and relatable. Highly, highly recommend!
A total joy from start to finish, Like A House on Fire is a treat to savour. Caroline's perceptive, warm and witty characterisation brings this book to life - readers will all recognise (with affection) someone within its pages. I absolutely loved it and can't wait to read Caroline's next book
An engaging domestic drama with well-drawn characters.
Warm, witty & brilliantly realised.
A riveting read that shows the lengths people will go to to keep up appearances, this will reel you in and keep you hooked.
Hulse astutely taps into the underlying tensions of family life [...]. A deliciously dark comedy of manners.