'Glaister's rounded gift is to show life as it really is' Independent on Sunday
Zelda's affair with her lover Foxy is about to end, and she prays for something - anything - to prevent the inevitable heartbreak. Then she is told her father has hanged himself.
Forced by his death to re-examine their relationship Zelda recalls a childhood haunted by his night-time screaming fits and troubled by his chilly silences.
But what she remembers most is his curious and intense attachment to the little boy next door. And when she discovers her father's diary, the secrets she finds there only raise more questions about her family's past.
'Penetrates the deepest corners of the female psyche' Mail on Sunday
"Utterly satisfying . . . beautifully structured and almost painfully tender' Sunday Telegraph