PositiveThe Irish TimesCarter creates a real page-turner with this, her second novel, giving us a wonderfully feisty, clever and warm character in Ben, and a supporting cast of wily realtors, flirty artists, colourful booksellers and all-knowing barmaids. \'Panic is a hangover cure\' is Ben’s opening line, and this says a lot about her dubious work-life balance but ever-active sense of humour that is her shield against the worst of what she has to face.
RaveThe Irish TimesAs if detailing the anatomy of a sentient being, Whitehead traces arrivals at the Port Authority, above and below ground, across bridges and through squares to their inevitable departures. The cadence throughout is hypnotic and the sensation of seeing into and through the lives that eddy around each other in the city that never sleeps is electric. This is not a guidebook to a city; it’s a treatise on never-ending human love and endeavour.