“A deeply haunting, honest and at times funny northern crime thriller that delivers a crisp Kodak portrait of a mining nation and a family undone in the sixties. The ending will leave you in tears.

With stunning clarity Priest turns a tale of one of the nation’s most daring silver heists into a daughterly rumination on the meaning of manhood, life and deceit.”

– ANDREW NIKIFORUK, Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig’s War Against Big Oil

Heart-breaking, hilarious and suspenseful, hers is an impressive achievement—alternately unearthing an audacious mining mystery, taking us down into the mine itself, to the dark psychological twists and turns within her family and describing life in the mining village of Elsa, and evoking Priest’s ten years of perfect childhood.

– Caroline Woodward, Penny Loves Wade, Wade Loves Penny

“Writing this book was what I had to do to survive. I could not have done otherwise. The book possessed me day and night, and wouldn’t let go until I’d completed it.”

– Alicia Priest, The Province Sept. 14, 2014.