“If you like novels about the difficulties of a young woman, trapped in a rural and politically and socially backward area, struggling to break free and become herself, then you will like this novel, as it is one of the better attempts at this genre … Conlon leaves us with an optimistic view that you can get out.” –themodernnovel.com
“Conlon writes with humour and style. She has a razor sharp ear for dialogue … a writer who understands people, half of whom are men. She has all the sharpened up story telling skills of a latter day Edna O’Brien, yet she succeeds in remaining quite unique”. The Scotsman (Edinburgh).