A gripping story about how we treat strangers, children and those outside the law [with] tantalising exposition of mystery and crime brilliantly done. A really accomplished and enjoyable YA novel
Two strong female voices and a story to match
What a wonderful read! Keren David's first historical novel is written with feeling, great characterisation and good historical context. A great read.
Fear and suspicion of the apparently alien feature powerfully . . . Skillful, original and gripping, the plot-lines are woven together into a remarkable detective discovery
David gets better with every book
This fast-moving story will appeal to teenagers and adults alike . . . A warm, thrilling book about how we all have dark secrets, and the special bond between youth and age. I enjoyed reading it.
Keren David's writing . . . has heart without being sentimental, is skilfully plotted, and its emotional and moral landscapes are nuanced.
Stranger deftly moves between both timelines, offering up two distinct voices and perspectives while at the same time presenting parallels in these young women's lives and choices . . . The truth that unfolds across the two narratives is complicated and compelling, adding a deeply satisfying mystery element to this exploration of family and love
I enjoyed this book immensely . . . it's the sign of a good story that I was drawn into both narratives . . . deals with complex emotional subjects . . . I enjoyed how the stories connected through history and family, and it enabled me to reflect on how societal attitudes changed during the period of one woman's life.
Completely engrossing. I couldn't put it down.
A breathtaking murder-mystery and much more