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.
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.
Brixton Hill shares the confident sheen of its predecessors and offers [Moggach's] most accomplished plot yet . . . The greatest pleasure is to be had in Moggach's spot-on descriptions of south London's architecture . . . And, like all the best storytellers, Moggach knows how to choreograph an ending.
A brilliant read . . . I loved how the protagonists' back stories weren't revealed until later into the story, which creates creeping tension.
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.