It's a cliché to say this book is a rollercoaster but the sun came up and the sun went down, people cried for help, and the bath overflowed, and I couldn't move, captivated by this extraordinary page-turner. The plot is compulsive and doesn't let up till the very last chapter. It has more twists and turns than Hampton Court Maze and yet Francesca Hornak guides one through it all with a confident hand until one puts it down, exhausted but exhilarated by such a rollicking good read. Terrific
Hornak's first novel is a farcical gem, perfect for fans of Matthew Norman and Emma Straub. Alternately tender and razor-sharp, Seven Days of Us will resonate with anyone who regresses the minute they step inside their childhood home
Gripping, powerfully emotional and life-affirming. I read it in one sitting!
A humorous and heartwarming page-turner
This book is heartwarming and gloriously funny, anyone who spends the Christmas period with their family will be able to relate hugely to this novel. Thank god it's happening to the characters and not to you!
An engrossing and funny study of a middle-class British family in crisis. I loved it!
An emotional but ultimately uplifting holiday story
Touching, funny, emotionally intelligent, Seven Days of Us is pure pleasure from beginning to end. It's stylishly written and totally engrossing. I really, really loved it
I loved this comic drama . . . the plot is genius . . . and the results are hilarious and touching
Warm hearted, witty and wise, Seven Days Of Us is hugely entertaining
Sharply observed by Hornak's satirical eye, this has 'Working Title film deal' written all over it
'Witty and deeply heartfelt'
One of the best books of the year
LOVED it! Warm and humane, funny and sad, with a great, twisty plot, Seven Days of Us is absolute pleasure reading from beginning to end. Francesca Hornak is a true talent. Just gorgeous!
Compassionate, witty and wise
Absorbing, insightful and immensely enjoyable
Seven Days of Us expertly captures the joys and the tensions of spending any time with those who know you best. It thoroughly deserves to be this year's big Christmas hit
With its wry observations on class, family, and veddy-British traditions, Francesca Hornak's absorbing debut sparkles with glints of Nancy Mitford and Julian Fellowes