'Myth and murder combine in Sylvester's lyrical yet gripping debut novel ... The reader is transported to the island and, unlike Flo, she won't want to leave' We Love this Book.
'Ostensibly a missing-person mystery, The Visitors is anything but a standard thriller ... as dark, sad and enchanting as any fireside folk tale' The List.
'Simon Sylvester [...] catches plenty of the strange magic of the selkie stories and he brews it successfully with adolescent angst' Guardian.
'Simon Sylvester's highly promising debut novel has a dreamlike quality to its narrative ... a delicate and compelling tale that nevertheless drags the reader along with a confident voice' Big Issue.
'Sylvester weaves Scottish folklore throughout this enchanting tale to produce a thriller that will keep you guessing till the end' Scottish Field.
'The ghostly shivers this sends down the spine make it just the thing to read in a hot climate ... Wonderfully atmospheric' Kate Saunders, Saga magazine.
The Visitors is an affecting read, a book in which you want to believe, as mysterious and deep as the sea.