The New York Times
"Ms. Malik cleverly complicates the traditional rags-to-riches story."
A Publishers Weekly starred review
"...boasts masterful storytelling, with mesmerizing prose, heart-stopping action, and startling turns of events that feel both honest and astounding."
A Booklist starred review
"Malik’s first novel is an absorbing bildungsroman, a lovely multifaceted tribute to the enduring bonds of family, love or otherwise."
The Dallas Morning News
"She writes with precision and passion, her characters riding a wave of suspense and emotion."