Claire King


Reviews for The Night Rainbow

Posted on: February 5th, 2013 by Claire - 1 Comment

The Reviews are coming in for The Night Rainbow, see what readers are saying and click on the links for full reviews:

Beautiful, Magical, Haunting.


“An original and beguiling debut.” Marie-Claire

“Emotional and beautifully written, you’ll be on tenterhooks throughout.” Stylist Magazine.

“It may be filled with the scent of peaches and melons, summer haze and childish thoughts, but The Night Rainbow is neither saccharine nor simple; rather, there’s subtle suspense as you try to second-guess what the adults are up to.” METRO

A poetic, engaging story with a slow-burning plot set in the idyllic French countryside, The Night Rainbow is an ode to childhood resilience.” Booklist – American Libraries Association

“With a narrative voice reminiscent of young Jack from Emma Donoghue’s Room, observing everything but lacking the wisdom to truly understand the grown-up world, this surprising and enchanting first novel is enthusiastically recommended” Library Journal


Book Bloggers

“I would recommend this elegantly written novel to anyone. Really a beautiful book.” Ionia Martin

“I put down my copy of The Night Rainbow a few days ago and it is still tugging at my heartstrings. Tugging because inside its pages I met a child whose voice, whose world, whose entire existence was so utterly perfectly realised.” ***** Fleur Fisher

“An original read with an exceptional setting.” 9/10 Cesca Major at Novelicious

“The picturesque setting of Southern France in the midst of a heat wave is almost hypnotic.” **** Dan at Dog Ear Discs

“I can’t recommend it highly enough.” ***** Sally Zigmond

“Pea and Margot are characters who stay with you, long after the last page is turned”  ***** Nettie Thompson

“A narrator who will grab your heartstrings and never let go”  **** Teresa Majury

Recommended for dreamers, mothers, lovers of the rich landscape of the south of France, and those in need of warming up.” ***** 

Laura Vickers at For Books’ Sake

“Favourite character? Margot — little sister, voice of reason, bearer of night rainbows.” ***** Tracey Upchurch

“Stock up on tissues for this little gem of a novel” Pam McIlroy of the Broadway Book Club

“Claire King has crafted a very special tale and told it beautifully. Surely an author to watch.” Lindsay Healey at The Little Reader Library



Advance Reader Reviews at Waterstones

“A lovely, heartfelt story.” *****

“Tragically haunting and beautifully written, reaching its peak at the end.” *****

“This is a book that demands something of the reader and gives much in return.” *****


Amazon Vine Reviewers

“A stunning novel.” *****

“An absolute delight with a narrator who will grab your heartstrings and never let go.” ****

“A beautiful narrative.” *****

“A delight throughout.” *****



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