Eviscerating, elegant, explosive... First Love resonates a power that is bittersweet and highly affecting
Francesca Wade, Financial Times
Exquisite... searing... we are also left with the stinging sense of having been loved...
Philly Malicka, Daily Telegraph
Compelling from the beginning. In precise, economic prose Riley conveys a sense of Edwyn and Neve's intimate relationship... An engrossing novel and Riley's writing shines through
Susannah Butter, Evening Standard
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