I was soon pulled right into the novel's tight, twisting plot that never relaxes its hold. The prison scenes are extraordinarily well drawn, as are the characters, and in particular the main protagonist's fear of been pulled into a situation which could jeopardize his desperately-sought release. A first-rate and very original novel.
A brilliant read . . . I loved how the protagonists' back stories weren't revealed until later into the story, which creates creeping tension.
In this taut tale of deception, Lottie Moggach not only manages to paint a fascinating picture of prison life, she delivers well-rounded characters for us to believe in. A triumph.
This novel captures the tedium, paranoia and fear that prison breeds ... This story is full of compassion and is written with a realism that makes it both convincing and involving.