'The story has lots of pace and the author manages to guide the reader through a maze of complex characters and backgrounds without losing impetus. And best of all, the twist at the end comes out nowhere. A very satisfying read.'
'It's satisfyingly long, but you just can't stop turning the pages; the mark of a good story. The tale, and the way it's told, keeps you entertained and curious right to the end - and the end comes with a little surprise. You close the book wanting more - what's not to like!'
'This is a gripping story from start to finish. It has a cleverly constructed plot and a clear, easy way of writing that takes you through the complexities of the story and characters in great style. Writing with drama and conviction!'
'Deftly structured, this is an intriguing and compelling story of two young women in the same house in London a century apart, facing similar issues as they struggle for autonomy. The characters and dialogue are all richly achieved and the weaving together of the two narratives is masterly. I couldn't put it down and only wished I knew a young woman to buy it for.'
'The writing is wonderfully elegant, it really flows. The supernatural element is handled with such a light touch, yet brought out goose-pimples! There is a satisfying conclusion with the threads all tied up, but some good twists at the end.'
'Gripping read. I'm finding it hard to put down! I love the way the story is told from two different points in history.'
Wendy Worley’s debut novel is a well thought out and compelling text. She links a well-researched real family story from one hundred years ago with an imaginative story about a group of teenagers studying the First World War at school. Many of the issues facing the youngsters today – friendship, bullying, accepting difference – occur equally in the war story.
A beautifully written book taking the reader backwards and forwards from the horrors and sadness of WW1 to the present day struggles of teenager Andy.