PositiveLibrary JournalColin’s lovely storytelling conveys the stark reality of women’s lives in the post-Victorian era. While vastly different in personality and temperament, Antonia and Cicely are similarly pigeonholed into roles not of their choosing, but the result of decisions made by the men in their lives. For fans of historical and women’s fiction.
PositiveLibrary JournalDonati’s compelling prose explores ethnic and religious differences of the time. Readers will find themselves lost in late 19th-century New York City, from the orphanages to the practice of medicine and the court system ... Storytelling so rich in detail it borders on minutiae may be a distraction for some readers. Despite a central theme based on a police investigation, this story should not be confused for a mystery. Give this to readers who care more about the journey than the destination.
RaveLibrary JournalProlific and hugely popular author Roberts...combines complex characters with a vivid setting to create a real page-turner. Broken into four sections, each of which packs a punch, this contemporary fiction mixed with a bit of suspense is completely engaging. Expect wide appeal beyond the author\'s regular fanbase.
MixedLibrary JournalSimilar in tone and setting to Brendan Duffy\'s House of Echoes, Bailey\'s... crossover fantasy will test readers\' credulity ... This super creepy read may draw in fans of magical realism; however, a disappointing ending and a florid writing style will keep it from having widespread appeal.