An extraordinary novel that stands with the best of dystopian fiction, with echoes of The Handmaid's Tale
North demonstrates skill in creating a terrifying setting that feels rooted to the present day . . . Every aspect of life in Theo's Britain is imbued with a menace that feels both recognizable and urgent, and the decisions the characters make as a result feel uncomfortably real.
A suspenseful tale of the truths that lie hidden in the human heart . . . This is a world-spanning cat-and-mouse chase that tackles big questions about the nature of truth and whether we can ever really know one another or ourselves. True love, life, and death, what's worth dying - or killing - for: It's all here in this gripping, bloody, and haunting novel
North's latest once again displays her mastery of lyrical prose . . . The author presents a fascinating testament to humanity's fallibility and tendency towards denial, merged with the potency of truth and the power of love
A clever and thought-provoking conceit
Claire North's most ambitious novel to date
Remarkable . . . one of the most moving, horrifying and gut-wrenching novels of the year
North is an original and even dazzling writer, and fans of her work will enjoy this grim tale of capitalism taken to a terrifying extreme
The truly scary thing about 84K is how convincing this dark, brutal class-divided Britain is
Claire North's writing is terrific, smart and entertaining
North's talent shines out
In rich, compelling prose, North weaves together the threads of imperial control, ideological conviction, love and the thrill of power . . . A lyrical and sometimes surreal approach to espionage and its thrills
An irresistible, haunting thrill
Another captivating novel from one of the most intriguing and genre-bending novelists
Mesmeric, terrifying and wonderful. North is practically her own genre at this point.
Claire North is a true original, a master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination