"Shattering and brilliant, this marks the debut of an astonishing talent." 

                     -New York Times bestselling author Caroline Leavitt

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Foreword Reviews

“A fascinating look at a unique and fractured parent-child relationship…engaging and tense.”

Kirkus Reviews

"Sorell covers a lot of ground — physically, emotionally, spiritually and psychologically — and deftly weaves it all into a complex plot."

The Toronto Star

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Long and Short Reviews

“Riveting..."

Good Housekeeping

"A felicitous find."

Library Journal

"Mesmerizing and quietly revealing, Sorell's memorable novel expertly weaves Elsie's search for answers about her origins with her own journey of healing." 

Publishers Weekly

"Sorell reveals herself as an author to watch" "Ultimately, the sinister romance here, combined with an unflinching exploration of what can contribute to a mental breakdown, left me wanting to read whatever Sorell writes next."

The Globe and Mail