Paula Xibberas' review for Tasmanian Times:

"This debut novel is a Gothic fiction masterpiece. The gothic genre... usually comprises elements such as ‘horror, romance and the demise of characters’ ironically perhaps with ‘a pleasing sort of terror’.

‘Palace of Tears’ includes these elements and more.  There is horror with a childhood tragedy, forbidden romances, the loss of some characters and the recovery of others, all with a suitable level of fear and terror. There are ghosts imagined and perhaps some real, a burning piano does so with drama and a visual artistic masterpiece is created.'

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