As a narrator, Hannah is as irresistible as she is unreliable . . . Sheinmel is clear that her aim is not to educate about mental illness - but there's a journey of discovery here, nonetheless.
This compelling character study begins like a thriller-the mystery of what happened to her friend Agnes draws considerable suspense... it becomes a nuanced exploration of mental illness
A compelling and beautifully told story
Alyssa Sheinmel's writing is so true, her characters so real, that they live on long after the last page is turned.
Thrillers can so often lean on a fuzzy sense of "insanity" to justify a character's behaviour, but the handling tends to be superficial; here it proves devastating. This is already one of my favourite books of the year.
A tense and terrific read
A great story full of mystery, heartbreak, and hope
Intense, compelling, and wholly original
Cunningly told . . . The author's cunning deployment of information keeps the reader guessing.