Keren David's writing . . . has heart without being sentimental, is skilfully plotted, and its emotional and moral landscapes are nuanced.
David gets better with every book
Completely engrossing. I couldn't put it down.
Two strong female voices and a story to match
A gripping story about how we treat strangers, children and those outside the law [with] tantalising exposition of mystery and crime brilliantly done. A really accomplished and enjoyable YA novel
I enjoyed this book immensely . . . it's the sign of a good story that I was drawn into both narratives . . . deals with complex emotional subjects . . . I enjoyed how the stories connected through history and family, and it enabled me to reflect on how societal attitudes changed during the period of one woman's life.
A breathtaking murder-mystery and much more
This fast-moving story will appeal to teenagers and adults alike . . . A warm, thrilling book about how we all have dark secrets, and the special bond between youth and age. I enjoyed reading it.
Stranger deftly moves between both timelines, offering up two distinct voices and perspectives while at the same time presenting parallels in these young women's lives and choices . . . The truth that unfolds across the two narratives is complicated and compelling, adding a deeply satisfying mystery element to this exploration of family and love
What a wonderful read! Keren David's first historical novel is written with feeling, great characterisation and good historical context. A great read.
Fear and suspicion of the apparently alien feature powerfully . . . Skillful, original and gripping, the plot-lines are woven together into a remarkable detective discovery