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This is a wonderful, profound novel which undoubtedly deserves its place on the Booker Prize longlist. It is beautifully written and well-researched - fascinating in historical terms, while also delivering on an emotional level. The prose is rich and detailed, but there's a tight thread of tension which ensures an almost unbearable level of suspense right until the final, heartbreaking pages.
The characters are wonderfully drawn - I found Evelyn's son Philip particularly engaging, and his friendship with Orson is a sinister sub-plot which is cleverly weaved into the main narrative.
My favourite on the Booker longlist so far.