Emotional, moving and thought provoking, and I loved it.
– The Sun
This isn't the first YA novel to incorporate dementia as a plot device, but it's gloriously funny, deeply emotional and a triumph.
– Sally Morris, Daily Mail
This novel, encompassing violence to women, changing attitudes to unmarried mothers, and many kinds of love, is funny, sharply observed, shocking and wonderful.
– Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times
Hattie and Gloria are such fantastic central characters. What a lovely, lovely book!
– Lisa Williamson, author of The Art of Being Normal
An absolutely gorgeous, heartfelt and incredibly enjoyable follow up to The Year of the Rat ... Clare writes about serious subjects lightly but with real feeling, and conveys family relationships so well.
– Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike
I enjoyed the honesty of it and the way in which sadness and joy are presented as two sides of the same coin. I enjoyed the acknowledgement that love doesn't always conquer all . . . But mostly I enjoyed the growing relationship between two women, one looking back over a life and one looking towards a life yet to come. Recommended.
– The Bookbag
A really heartfelt book which has a lot to say about family and its importance. I thoroughly recommend it.
– Kirsty, The Overflowing Library, Goodreads
Just as emotional, warm and life-affirming as Clare Furniss’ debut, The Year of the Rat . . . subtle but powerful . . . How Not to Disappear is another beautiful novel from Clare Furniss. It talks of love, family and the defining nature of memories in a way that is completely pitch-perfect.
– So Many Books, So Little Time