Fresh Talent ~ The Times review
By Crysse Morrison
AFTER THE much-imitated dominant fiction trends of last year, it is refreshing to start 2000 with the kind of book that will never go out of fashion: a good psychological thriller, pacily told. Crysse Morrison is spot on with the story of Kirsten (or Kirsty, or Kate), a young mother who wakes up after a knock on the head to find that she has lost all memory of the past decade. Her sense of disorientation is total: how could she have married Clyde, not her type at all? Who is Janey, the child who calls her Mummy? And how did her accident happen? Morrison leads her protagonist slowly along a path of discovery, creating a sense of displacement that chills the reader, tautly revealing scraps of information, some unpleasant, some shocking, that grip every step of the way. With echoes of Helen Dunmore, Morrison's debut proves her a superb storyteller.