'A beautiful novel ... it is barely possible to put the book down' Debra Adelaide.
'A dark brooding story of war, family secrets and a man's search for justice' Michael Robotham.
'I hammered through Bereft in a day; I didn't want to be away from it' Evie Wyld, author of After the Fire, A Still Small Voice.
'Chris Womersley has written a narrative that grips like a dingo's jaws ... This is a distinguishable novel' The Independent. 'This period literary thriller, with its dark, compelling, atmospheric writing and strong themes of atonement, is a book to read in a single sitting' New Books Magazine.
'This has to go down as one of the best novels of the year ... this is one novel you should definitely have high up on the list to discover. The sooner you read it, the longer it will be staying with you' We Love This Book. 'Just once in a while, a thriller comes along that is so good it takes your breath away. Womersley's second novel does that in a heartbeat' Daily Mail.
'Bereft is an other-worldly and utterly compelling story of grief and loss' Bookgroupinfo. 'a timeless, concise telling of an excellent story. It's one of those narrations where every word has been strongly considered, but that's never on show' Bookbag.
'an original book ... a refreshing change from the normal run of crime books' CrimeSquad. 'excellent evocative writing' Historical Novel Society.
'The beauty of it is in the prose: concrete, detailed, yet fast-paced' Black Sheep Dances. 'It's the mystery of this novel accompanied with such vivid imagery that makes this a compelling read' Buzz.
'This is a haunting, perturbing novel which grabs the reader and doesn't let go after the last page has been turned' Press Association. 'If you liked The Road, then this is for you' The Journal Online.
"A rich, gripping tale of love, loss, conflict and salvation . . . I had that very rare experience of wanting to read it again, almost immediately." (Australian Bookseller+Publisher)
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