"A tightly plotted, incisive depiction of the corrosive effects of power.." - Publishers' Weekly 

"A truly riveting novel." The Globe and Mail, Canada

"A stunning acheivement." The Vancouver Sun

"Opening the pages of Charlotte Grimshaw's new novel Soon is akin to tilting the blinds in a dim room; the razor-sharp precision of her words floods your mind with crisp, searing light, such is the vivid clarity of her prose." - One News TVNZ 

"Soon is a sly, masterly novel." - Malcolm Forbes, The Literary Review UK

"An efficient, coolly poetic tale of Auckland's glitterati....darkly comic...paced like a classy thriller, it slips down as easily as the Hallwrights' dirty gin cocktails." The List UK

"One of the ten best reads for summer." Red Magazine UK

"You shouldn't get the impression that Soon is simply political satire... Grimshaw is going deeper... Soon's almost a thriller, going places that you didn't expect - a thriller with real ethical weight. - Philip Matthews, Metro

"Full of delicious political and social satire." The Daily Mail UK

 "The tension, explored in Grimshaw's last novel, The Night Book, continues to be a major thread in Soon, which nonetheless stands on its own as a story... Grimshaw is a supremely stylish writer with a knack for devastating character sketches." - Next Magazine

"Soon is incisive, clever, wickedly funny and political...a must read for all of us at this time." - Stephanie Johnson in The NZ Listener

"A superb New Zealand novel - Grimshaw's bold and biting satire on the present political situation in New Zealand. She dares to examine the lives of the beautiful, privileged people of our society and challenge their attitiudes and values. Exhilarating!" - The Herald on Sunday 

"A novel about class and aspiration in contemporary Auckland, Soon shifts gears and becomes a gripping thriller. Its behind-the-scenes views of fictional National Party mandarins on holiday feels both hilarious and terrifyingly accurate." Dominion Post Best Books of 2012

"Charlotte Grimshaw's star has never glowed brighter....ingenious, lively, provocative. " Landfall

"The hallmark of Grimshaw's work is the very high quality of her prose. She creates atmosphere extremely well, the effect of keeping a very tight focus on the moment and narrating in short sinewy sentences with scarcely a word out of place." New Zealand Books: Quarterly Review