‘Wood takes the passing, shabby details of mundane landscapes and makes them jitter and throb with yearning and menace. A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better is his best work yet - a novel written from the gut, and with a correspondingly visceral power. A superbly unsettling account of trauma and cautious recovery’
– Sarah Waters, author of The Paying Guests
‘Tenderly dissecting the limits of love between parent and child while wriggling with a rich, thrilling tension, this palpably atmospheric story found its way beneath my skin and now lives there. Tell anyone who’ll listen, Benjamin Wood is one of the best novelists in Britain’
– David Whitehouse, author of Mobile Library
‘A shocking account of extreme violence and its complicated after-effects. It is a vivid and unsettling novel filled with surprises and insights’
– Ian McGuire, author of The North Water
'A heart-breaking and heart-stopping new novel; a dark Northern noir that moves at breakneck speed but never fails to be tender and vulnerable as well as visceral and terrifying'
– Andrew McMillan
'A novelist to watch'
– The Times
'A resounding achievement . . . Rich, beautiful and written by an author of great depth and resource'
– Edward Docx on The Ecliptic, Guardian
'Full of suspense and beautifully written, superbly imagined and constructed . . . A terrifically gripping and playful book'
– Sunday Times on The Ecliptic
'Exhilarating, earthy, cerebral, frank and unflinching . . . A masterfully paced and suspenseful read'
– Independent on The Ecliptic
'A rich, intricate and layered work'
– Observer on The Ecliptic
'Haunts the imagination long after the final page'
– Independent on Sunday on The Ecliptic
'A gorgeous and harrowing work'
– Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven, on The Ecliptic