Reviews for The Walker’s Daughter

Captivating and bursting with clever ideas.
Gary Bonn, author of Expect Civilian Casualties

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It’s a world where out-of-body travel is both enthralling and dangerous.  You’ll wish you were a walker too.
Julie Erwin, Firedance Books, contributor to of Altered States

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I couldn’t put it down! I loved the concept of spirit-walkers right from the opening chapter, which piques the interest with a great inciting incident.
Shuna Meade, author

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‘This supernatural begins with a bang.’
Publisher’s Weekly review of the novel as it appeared in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards competition

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The idea of walkers and other people popping in and out of their bodies is not only interesting but compelling.
Review of opening chapters by an ABNA (Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award) 2011 Expert Reviewer

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Intense and enlightening.
Review of opening chapters by an ABNA (Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award) 2011 Expert Reviewer

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I absolutely loved this. In the opening chapter, short, sharp sentences pull the reader into a moment of panic: Cora’s eight-year-old daughter Grace has just been hit by a car. The hospital, the weeping friend, the aggravating nurses, the unconscious child on the bed—it’s a typical scene. Except that Cora suspects Grace is not just unconscious, but has vacated her body. The reason Cora suspects this is that she can do it too.

Cora and Grace are walkers. They can abandon their bodies and go wherever they like. Grace’s favorite pastime is dancing in the Northern Lights, and evocative descriptions of the starry night lend poetry to the excerpt. The unique character of this family’s life is perfectly clear, but never overstated. When Cora, having left her body to enjoy the night, sees other disembodied Selves peering through her windows, the world of the walkers becomes even more mysterious, and probably dangerous…

Sofia Samatar, author of A Stranger in Olondria, review of opening excerpt
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‘Frost. There was frost sparkling up from the concrete. Like diamonds. Breathe.’

We are in the middle of a moment. It is riveting. A car accident has occurred. Someone is hurt. Someone else is trying to make it to the hospital to see the hurt person. From the initial ordinary moment in which frost on a sidewalk is seen as diamonds, to the extraordinary moment of a mother leaving her body—‘walking’—to search the physical body of her injured daughter to find her spirit, we are just on the edge of understanding.

With a confident hand, the author brings us into the strange world of walkers. I really enjoyed this.

Dwight Okita, author of The Prospect of My Arrival and The Hope Store

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