Giffin draws the reader in like few storytellers can, and All We Ever Wanted is no exception. She effortlessly captures the voices of a struggling single father, a strong yet vulnerable teenage girl and a mother desperate to know the truth about her own child. All We Ever Wanted is a deeply moving cautionary tale about the perils of privilege.
[Giffin] is reaching deeper into the zeitgeist with All We Ever Wanted. [Giffin wirtes] truly excellent dialogue ... There are losses in All We Ever Wanted, but there are also gains, and not the ones you might expect. Giffin's novel has style and substance – a worthy addition to your summer reading stack.
Stellar ... Giffin’s plot touches on social class and misogyny while delivering an excellent page-turning story. This satisfying novel will appeal to readers looking for a nuanced, thoughtful take on family and social dynamics.