The Lives Before Us
"Juliet Conlin vividly recreates the lost world of wartime Shanghai's Jewish ghetto – a place of hope and despair in equal measure; a city of temporary refuge, yet continuing daily struggle. I was absorbed."
('Shanghai's champion storyteller' and author of City of Devils)
"The Lives Before Us opens up a captivating new world in a war I thought I knew about, a raucous Casablanca transposed to the East, filled with the intrigues of outcasts and determined survivors."
(Author of Glass)
"Mesmerising and compelling, a beautifully written novel telling a little-known story from World War Two. Once you start reading this, you¹ll have to finish."
(Author of The Good Doctor of Warsaw)
The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner in Six Days
"A moving, heartwarming story, written with style and sympathy. It is sure to keep you entertained while inviting you to question Western culture's many assumptions about illness and identity."
(Scottish Book of the Week)
"Conlin perfects the skill of building multi-layered storyline that does not falter in any of the varying plotlines. Reminiscent of The Time Traveller’s Wife, this novel journeys from past to present with a supernatural element that is believable enough to break the heart of any reader."
THE STUDENT NEWSPAPER
"The book really drives home how one single moment - one chance meeting - can have such a profound effect ... It's unique, gripping and beautifully written - I can't recommend it highly enough."
The Fractured Man
"An addictive thriller ... deliciously dark and hypnotic, a psychological thriller fused with the spine-tingling atmosphere of a ghost story."
"The Fractured Man is a confident, well crafted debut, atmospheric and full of quiet menace."
(Author of This Is How It Ends)
"Brilliant plotting meets magnificent writing."