‘An intense and intriguing novel that never quite lets the reader get comfortable. It understands about the fuzzy boundary between the normal and the strange, and weaves them together in a gripping, ever-darkening narrative’
‘…who wouldn’t kill for a comic gift like Jenn Ashworth’s?’
‘a hugely readable debut novel […] about the inability to know others and ourselves’
‘evokes a damaged mind with the empathy and confidence of Ruth Rendell’
‘extremely intense and powerfully intriguing’
In her debut novel, Ashworth takes on a formidable task: an insane yet sympathetic protagonist whose efforts at self-help spell disaster. […] The beautiful, provocative prose and dangerous, quirky protagonist mark Ashworth as a writer to watch.
An impressive debut that will remind some of the work of Patricia Highsmith. A nasty, but tough-to-put-down portrait of a sociopath.