'[An] impressive debut . . . a touching novel of love and loss'
– The Sunday Times
'There's only one word for this novel . . . and that's epic . . . A beautifully written must-read'
‘This excellent debut is a melancholic reminder of the rippling after-effects of war’
– The Times
‘A poignant hymn to those who gave up their lives for their country and to those who were left behind’
– Fanny Blake, author of A Summer Reunion
‘The pain of not knowing where a son, brother or husband lies, and the guilt and psychological dissonance that torment survivors, are movingly conveyed in this terrific first novel’
– Daily Mail
'I was utterly captivated by this novel, which swept me away, broke my heart, then shone wonderful light through all the pieces'
– Isabelle Broom, author of One Winter Morning
‘Beautiful, unflinching, elegiac: The Photographer of the Lost is going to be on an awful lot of Best Books of the Year lists, mine included . . . it’s unforgettable’
– Iona Grey, author of The Glittering Hour
‘A beautiful, tender novel which explores the aftermath of the Great War, and the shattered lives left behind. Written with gorgeous prose and a cast of memorable characters, this is a stunning debut which had me spellbound from the first page to the last’
– Hazel Gaynor, author of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter
‘What a stunningly beautiful book this is. Caroline Scott evokes the trenches of WWI and the heartache of the postwar period as vividly as if she had lived it herself . . . this is a powerful, redemptive novel, one that teaches us not only about history, but about our capacity for love. I could not put it down’
– Abigail DeWitt, author of News of Our Loved Ones
'A gripping, devastating novel about the lost and the ones they left behind'
‘Scott has done an amazing job of drawing on real stories to craft a powerful novel’
– Good Housekeeping
'An amazing debut. It captivated me from start to finish and I can't recommend it highly enough'
– NB Magazine
‘A deeply poignant and immersive novel . . . told in beautiful, elevated prose. I was completely caught up in these characters’ stories.’
– Rachel Hore, author of The Love Child
What a wonderful debut novel. So accomplished. It grabs you from page one with such immediacy, such urgency. With a mystery at its heart and a moving, but page turning hook, I couldn’t stop reading.
– Lorna Cook, author of The Forgotten Village
'Momentous, revelatory and astonishing historical fiction!'
– Historical Novel Society
'A profoundly moving story of love and loss. The Photographer of the Lost is a sublimely rendered portrait of the search for answers amidst the chaos and devastation left behind in the aftermath of World War 1'
– Fiona Valpy, author of The Dressmaker's Gift