Library Journal loves The Glass Forest! "Swanson demonstrates her signature trait: a consistent, superbly executed sense of knife-edge disquiet just bordering on anxiety...Swanson is a name to be considered among the likes of Gillian Flynn, Chris Pavone, and Laura Lippman." Read the full starred review here.
Publisher's Weekly called The Glass Forest an "... intoxicating slow burn [that] builds to a conclusion rife with shocking reveals." Read the full starred review here.
Fellow authors are enthralled with The Glass Forest, too! Here are some of their comments:
"Richly atmospheric and beautifully detailed, The Glass Forest is a suspenseful literary tale of love and betrayal, marriage and motherhood that unfolds from the perspectives of three very different women during a unique time in history, which is as much about the secrets these women kept from each other, as it is about the truths they kept from themselves." (Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia and Where They Found Her)
"The mystery in The Glass Forest is a solid whodunnit, but this novel is so much more. It's both an atmospheric suspense and a gripping multi-generational saga, all infused with the bleak desperation of the post-war era. Brazen and courageous heroines show, with unflinching honesty, the ugly sexism that could fester inside a mid-century marriage. A rich and unforgettable read!" (Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Year and The Blackbird Season)
"There is no safe place to turn and no one to trust in Cynthia Swanson’s stirring new thriller, The Glass Forest. Readers will be captivated by this haunting post-war tale of secrets, manipulation, and lost innocence. With a cast of utterly unique and fearless female characters, Swanson turns traditional family relationships upside down to reveal the darkness that lies beneath." (Lynda Cohen Loigman, author of The Two-Family House)
"Atmospheric and unsettling, The Glass Forest depicts, with razor sharp edges, the walls we don't see until we find ourselves trapped within them—and the chilling, emotional panorama of the view from the inside looking out." (Jessica Strawser, author of Almost Missed You)
The Glass Forest is the story of three strong women in the 1960s, one of whom has disappeared. Part family saga, part mystery, part coming of age, this richly detailed historical novel is both a fascinating portrait of a woman’s life during this time and a meticulously plotted thriller. I absolutely devoured this gripping and beautifully written novel. (Jillian Cantor, author of Margot and The Lost Letter)
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