Her literary sensibility fuses the fantastic and the mundane to great effect
Nina Allan weaves a haunting, intricate tale that masterfully blurs genre lines. You'll want to savour every page
A captivating exploration of community, tragedy and memory. Nina Allan's writing is enthralling.
A compulsive and twisting read . . . Nina Allan has created a surging and artistic narrative that lingers like a cold breath down your neck at the turn of the last page.
a compelling murder mystery filled with superstition, fairy folk and murder houses, set on Nina's beloved Isle of Bute ... spellbinding
Allan keeps multiple plates spinning without ever losing psychological coherence as a portrait of its self-denying protagonist's engrossingly complicated inner life. Satisfying, sophisticated and very finely done.
This book cleverly weaves the imagined and the real to create a haunting story that relives the past.
[A] splendid crime narrative of memory, compulsion and the effects of trauma.