»The new book, however, suggests a more promising path, leading me to think that Ms. Pochoda aspires to join female suspense novelists — among them, Tana French, Laura Lippman and Kate Atkinson — who are arguably writing more serious genre fiction than their male counterparts. She isn’t there just yet, but Visitation Street is an impressive entry into the field.«
Starting with a spoiler: Alexander Nazaryan reveals the primary villain in the novel Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda. His review at The New York Times.
»Holt’s debut novel, You Are One of Them, has finally arrived, and it turns out to be an odd hybrid of bildungsroman and thriller, borrowing as much from the coming-of-age stories of Judy Blume as it does from the spy novels of John le Carré.«
Elliott Holt delivers a first novel that is a surprising hybrid, combining female friendship and the Cold War, says Alexander Nazaryan. His review of the novel You Are One of Them you will find at the Los Angeles Times.