"one of the most versatile novelists. The scene-setting opening is languorous and beautiful, a disturbing tale and one rich in detail" --Daily Express
`taut, full of suspense, the sense of "wild nature", that she captures so bewitchingly ... this is a dark book' --The Observer
`A writer of particular elegance and control, her story unfolds from its arresting first scene to its luminous final image as gracefully as a ballet'. --The Telegraph
Tremain can write herself across any literary boundary,an intelligent and terrifyingly plausible meditation'.
--The Sunday Telegraph
`... deft new novel... Tremain is such an assured and measured writer.' -- Spectator
`Tremain expertly maintains the suspense. As one would expect... much more is on offer than the pleasures of detection.' -- Literary Review
`... a novel in which humour, pathos and suspense are sewn together with practised skill.' -- TLS
'Her writing is always thrilling and this is much more than simply a page-turner.' -- The Times
"... a successful novel, well made and written with a light touch."
-- The Guardian
`The tremendous Tremain is on top form.' --Daily Mail
"truly wonderful, disturbing and thrilling story" --Sunday Express
'With wonderful skill, [Tremain] shows the ripples that circle these two unhappy people... brilliantly evoked'. --Tablet
"Tremain is a writer whose observations we trust... Equally compelling are her descriptions of the suffering of her characters... Trespass is full of such particular insights..." --The Sunday Times
'The unravelling web of lies and deceit is a gripping tale that holds the reader until the very last page.' --Living France
`Irresistibly, Tremain leads you into the dark heart of her artful work with prose that is scalpel sharp' --The Lady
`a dark, thrilling exploration of the nature of revenge and the legacy of damaged family history'
It is beautifully written, and elegantly edited, and manages to pack in vivid characterisations built on tragic family histories. -- Third Way, Reviews, Clare F Hobba
With its strong structure and interesting themes, it could be a textbook example of how to write a modern novel. -- Third Way, Reviews, Clare F Hobba
`[A] satisfying death-blow to place-in-the-sun escapism'
`a compelling novel'
The prose is precise and fluent, the tone is neutral, and Tremain makes effective use of the fact that many adults remain children.
--The Irish Times
offers a... gorgeous evocation of the external world and interior life but coupled with grand themes. --The Observer
'Culture clash, murder mystery, portrait of a place, meditation on the sands of time: Tremain's latest novel packs several genres into its disputed patch of French rural ground.' --The Independent
`Tremain expertly heightens the tension in a cleverly fashioned and astutely observed novel that reads like a cross between Ruth Rendell and Jean de Florette.' --Mail on Sunday
`Tremain's extraordinary imagination has produced a powerful, unsettling novel in which two worlds and cultures collide.' --Cath Kidston Magazine