RaveLibrary JournalThis wide-ranging, engagingly written, and unusual book may not satisfy readers looking for gore, but it will fascinate those interested in a new angle from which to consider what it means to be human and what our responsibilities are to other people ... Essential for most libraries, especially where books about medical history and material culture circulate well.
PositiveLibrary Journal... unconventional ... Fans of the author and those who enjoyed Patti Smith’s memoirs will relish this book.
RaveLibrary JournalDemand alone would necessitate purchasing multiple copies in all formats, but this is genuinely terrific. The worldbuilding is rock solid, the plot is propulsive, and readers will be clamoring for a sequel as soon as they read the last page.
RaveLibrary JournalThe classic tropes—a nanny left alone with two children in a remote house, a bitter housekeeper, a mysterious caretaker, unexplained noises, a locked door that\'s never been opened—are combined with 21st-century creepiness ... Ware hits another one out of the park. Fans of hers or anyone with a taste for the disturbing will stay up late devouring this.
PositiveLibrary JournalHolmes’s debut is charming, funny, and warmhearted and will please fans of Jasmine Guillory and Maria Semple.
PositiveLibrary JournalMany of Bolton\'s...previous books have alluded to the dark folklore of the author\'s native northern England, but it\'s front and center in this latest stand-alone novel ... Recommend to fans of the author\'s previous work or other British female sleuths. Readers who were delighted by the big twist at the end of Sarah Pinborough\'s Behind Her Eyes will similarly enjoy the final few pages here.