Henrietta McKervey's second novel ... marks [her] has one to watch in Irish fiction.
The Heart of Everything confirms McKervey's talent for creating realistic portraits of Irish life in an engaging and highly readable style ... there is an emotional truth and authentic irresolution to the novel that will satisfy even the most cynical reader
What impresses most in [The Heart of Everything] is the quality of the writing, the striking images and witty turns of phrase ... it's a page turner ... [Henrietta McKervey is a novelist in the early stages of her career, brimming with promise. She has wit, imagination and an understanding of human beings, which are the hallmark of the true novelist.
Beautifully yet simply written, fuelled by perceptive observations and raw honesty, this novel will delight fans of Anne Tyler and Maggie O'Farrell ... leaves you thinking about the characters long after the last page is turned
With her keen eye for detail and her flair for words, McKervey has taken [an] important issue to create a page turning novel with real substance ... This second novel confirms her place as one of Ireland's up-and-coming writers