This novel brilliantly fulfils the functions of myths, parables and classic literary fiction: The story entertains, the author espouses important messages, and ultimately the reader is enlightened … Indeed reading this novel is like watching an engrossing film in one’s mind … The characters are very real and memorable and the story is extremely well directed.
The U.S. Review of Books
The contesting of [the] will of … Ken Wainwright is … this book’s intriguing subject matter. It’s … more interesting that the challenge comes from the deceased’s alleged partner ... It’s even more interesting that ... his very status as [Ken’s] partner is under question … The conflict is complicated by the fact that [one of Ken’s sons], Augie, is gay ...
Sydney Morning Herald Literary Supplement
Christopher Bevan is an experienced lawyer whose knowledge of the law and courtroom procedure … have enhanced the quality of this novel.
The Melbourne Age Literary Supplement
... the real strength of this novel is the way the author skilfully explores each of the brother’s search for the ‘truth’. Fabe and Augie Wainwright are vastly different people, with contrasting perspectives about their father and opposing motivations, and their struggle to both find and accept the truth is both sensitively and compellingly told...
The Bar News, Sydney