A thoughtful, clever follow-up to Rosemary Hennigan's exceptionally good debut, The Favourite maintains the same high standard. A cat-and-mouse game between a law professor and his student breathes life and passion into moral issues of right, wrong and the limitations of the law.
Hennigan's law degree is evident in her eloquent depictions of classroom discussions and her thoughtful meditations on justice. Readers will devour this satisfying tale of vengeance
[Hennigan] brilliantly weaves an enraging and all too familiar narrative that spotlights the systemic disregard of women and the dismissal of sexual violence
[A]n engaging thriller that entertains while it explores toxic relationships and abuse of power in a prestigious academic setting
'Juicy and dark... a standout dark academia thriller, with shades of Donna Tartt's modern classic The Secret History and Emerald Fennell's revenge fantasy film Promising Young Woman... Jessica is a firecracker of a protagonist... Thanks to Hennigan's strong voice and full embrace of the bumpy, twisty nature of retribution and revenge, The Favourite positively sings.'