Reviews of The Whitest Woman...

‘Poignant, tender and tough: the heartstoppingly marvellous creation that is seventeen-year-old Simon Donaghue….’ Suzannah Dunn


This compelling novel brilliantly evokes the shifting certainties of adolescence.”

and Leaving Things Unsaid:

'Combinging the more disturbing elements of a family unit ripped apart with the erotic potential of new beginnings, Leaving Things Unsaid is a tight, thrilling ride. Barratt creates a deep sense of unease while willing her characters onward: though whether it's to satisfaction or entrapment is up for debate.'