PositiveThe Chicago Review of BooksRegardless of the myriad settings, Hill builds a vivid sense of place in each city, state, and country ... The Nix is most reminiscent of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt ... Hill’s star is just rising—and if The Nix is any indication, it will continue a steady climb in years to come.
RaveThe Chicago Review of BooksThe Muse is not only a novel with a mystery unfolding stroke by stroke, but also a commentary on the effect of public scrutiny and unexpected fame in the artistic community ... Burton’s second novel is more bold and precise than her first. In evaluating The Muse—especially after reading her debut novel—it’s clear that Burton’s talents are now fully realized. She’s proven herself to be a seasoned a storyteller and wordsmith, easily moving between countries and decades, flawlessly mastering the character development that her first book arguably lacked.