Entertainment Weekly: Grade "A"
"Sometimes the best writing is the simplest. That's easy to forget at a time when buzzy debut novels rely on whiplash plot twists, structural acrobatics, or other gimmicks that say, ''This isn't just a book — it's art.'' Somehow it's all the more satisfying that Matthew Thomas' absolutely devastating debut is a very traditional novel written with minimal flair." Read the rest of the review here.