'Reminiscent of Joanna Trollope ... this book sets Karen Gillece apart from much of the Irish popular fiction norm and confirms her as a force to be reckoned with'
One of Ireland's finest emerging writers...she has a wonderful way with words and the ability to sum up a character in a sentence'
A moving read that will keep you gripped to the very end
'A compelling read, and a chilling one. Gillece has dared to push boundaries. And the result is simply unforgettable'
'Gillece captures the characters skilfully'
'Queen of emerging Irish writers'
Praise for Karen Gillece's novels
'Evidence that this is a talented author expanding her range and reach'
'This second novel confirms the promise of Gillece's debut . . . she is no one hit wonder. She is improving with time and for once the publisher's prediction that readers will "anxiously await her next offering" doesn't ring hollow.
'It is a glorious read, confirming Gillece as a fine literary writer. Gillece has a wonderful way with words, and an ability to sum up a character in a sentence . . . skilful at showing the intricacies of relationships that have gone wrong. I simply adored this novel, and was immersed in it, totally, from the start until the final pages . . . I was intrigued with all her flawed, yet fascinating characters. They stayed in my mind long after I had finished reading.
Gillece writes vividly, capturing the essence of ordinary lives turned upside down by unavoidable dilemmas...highly impressive and assured writing
Wonderfully sensitive...rises head and shoulder above most Irish novels of recent years