'“This is an extraordinary book—dark, painful, thought-provoking, and disturbing. Joss’ masterful narrative delivers a provocative examination of good and evil, the nature of love, and the infinite variety of human behavior.” —Booklist “This is a must read.” —Publishers Weekly “Ravishing . . . Through the intimacy of her narrative voice and the depth and deftness of her characterizations, Joss directs the play-acting of this pseudo-family into deadly serious territory.” —The New York Times “[Joss’s] confidence in handling shifts of narrative, the obtrusively fine descriptions of the natural world, and the uncanny gift for dialogue and, above all, a forensic ability to deconstruct psychological disintegration combine to make a work of fiction that sets its author on the path to greatness.” —The Times (London) “Sad, funny, original and wise.” —Literary Review “It is a fantastic moral exercise as well as a gripping novel.” —Scotland on Sunday “Joss is a writer who draws you into the characters and their world so effectively that it is an utterly mesmerizing read. The sense of impending doom and the horror of what unfolds are expertly done. This is a top-notch example of British psychological thriller writing.” —Manchester Evening News “A first class psychological gripper, highly recommended.” —Birmingham Post “This thriller continues to haunt long after the last page.” —Daily Record “Joss is a welcome addition to the growing band of accomplished psychological thriller writers. She has a unique talent for writing a straightforward tale that completely fools the reader until one tiny event shatters the illusion of normality.” —The Good Book Guide'