The Brave

Reviews/Praise

“Alternating past and present, Evans expertly juggles his twin narratives until they come shatteringly together as father and son yield to the combined weight of the secrets they hide. Combining elements of the prep school drama, the Hollywood novel, the western, and the war story, Evans (The Horse Whisperer) skillfully mixes genres to create a real crowd-pleaser.” –Publishers Weekly

“Ever the master of intense and complex relationships, Evans has crafted a time-traveling plot that admirably juggles issues of identity and fidelity to one’s self and one’s principles.” –Booklist

“The novel is a delightful mixture of heightened contrasts and juxtaposed similarities: the old and new, the father and his son, love and hate, the lines blurring to such an extent that one could be mistaken for the other […] A thoroughly gripping page-turner” –Daily Express

“His prose is always vivid and often exciting and much detail is clearly well researched” –Financial Times

“Through his storytelling skills, sound plot construction and ease with descriptive landscapes, Evans keeps a firm grip on interest until the end. Fans will not be disappointed” –Irish Independent

“The sort of emotionally cathartic read that Evan’s does best: a search for identity through the quagmire of family secrets and a redemptive ending – tissues at the ready” –Glamour (Must-read of the month)

“A novel that packs a real emotional punch” –She Magazine (Five stars)

“A moving story of a man confronting his past” –Woman & Home

  • About Nicholas Evans

    Nicholas Evans studied law at Oxford University after serving in Africa with Voluntary Service Overseas. He then worked as a newspaper reporter, TV producer and screenwriter before writing four bestselling novels. His first book, The Horse Whisperer was made into a movie directed by Robert Redford. He lives in Devon with his wife, singer/songwriter Charlotte Gordon Cumming … Read More »

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