Beautiful writing, tense atmosphere, a dazzling debut.
Gripping and kept me guessing - and so emotionally true.
An addictive read.
What a wonderful debut! It was dark, addictive and ultimately heart breaking.
Addictive, elegant and pacey writing. Brideshead recalibrated by way of Big Little Lies.
Gripping, involving, heartbreaking ... really interesting and thought-provoking on the impact of shame and silence.
A compelling and unforgettable novel in which silence speaks louder than words and relationships are not what they seem. I was utterly gripped from the first sentence.
A dark love story.
Wow! Just wow! This was truly amazing! Completely adored it.
There are shades of Brideshead in this elegantly written novel that explores the devastating effects of a doomed love affair. A captivating read.
Loved this gripping, brilliant, heart-breaking and thought-provoking book.
Him is dark, gripping, original and totally heartbreaking. Clare Empson writes like a dream: taut and sophisticated, not a word wasted. I loved this book.