A great story full of mystery, heartbreak, and hope
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.
Intense, compelling, and wholly original
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.
A tense and terrific read
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
Cunningly told . . . The author's cunning deployment of information keeps the reader guessing.
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.