The novel is truthful in the ways that history never is, in creating the lives of ordinary, important people.
In the craft of her storytelling and in her compassionate gutsy tough expression of female experience, she is the best we have.
The Book of Secrets is . . . being hailed as Fiona Kidman’s best and most ambitious novel to date. It traces familiar ground in her work, women’s lives and intertwined histories, but lifts them into a wider and more reverberative fabrication.
Dominion Sunday Star Times