'Beautifully done and thoroughly absorbing'
'An absorbing story of marriage, motherhood and murder'
'... intricately layered... McGill's assured debut is an intense exploration of maternal love and guilt. What also distinguishes it is its delicate portrait of a society that, within one lifetime, would face unimaginable change.'
'An utterly compelling tale of hidden secrets and culture clashes played out against the backdrop of a large country house in Northern Ireland... it's a haunted tale, eerie with recrimination, illicit passion and frustrated motherhood. Pitch-perfect in tone, McGill captures, in counterpoint, the voices of two women as they declaim a melancholy murder ballad.'
'McGill has the ability to enter the brain and heart of her characters and so to make us sympathise with people who commit acts we abhor'