Book Reviews

The Girl from Simon’s Bay

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A review of The Girl from Simon's Bay
March 2017

The Housemaid’s Daughter

The work of a born storyteller

Sydney Morning Herald



Exquisitely written

BookWorm Ink


Book of the Month, Chatelaine

A compelling story…Ada’s voice by turns as lyrical and fierce as the music she plays on her beloved piano…Mutch evokes compassion for this stark and beautiful land and for the characters who strive to find their place amidst the turmoil that grips it

Patricia Falvey Bestselling author of The Yellow House

An exquisite debut…This is a book to be cherished, one that will grow deeper and richer with re-reading.

Anne Jean Mayhew Author of The Dry Grass of August

If you loved The Help, try The Housemaid’s Daughter...The friendship at its centre will leave your heart singing.

Good Housekeeping (UK)

Without a doubt my book of the year! The storyline, the characters, the language and imagery still occupy my mind. I marvel at how you were able to enter the mind and heart of Ada and the townships.

AK, Cape Town

A rich novel set in an era of political unrest, with echoes of The Help


I was struck with the grace of The Housemaid’s Daughter, not only in the characters but in the style of Mutch’s writing as well.

The Daily Reporter, USA

Powerful, moving and beautifully written

Book of the Month, Choice

You have written a classic

ML, London

The most moving book I have read since Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day

RL, London

I literally couldn’t put it down – and feel I’ve said goodbye to a friend. What a beautiful, heartbreaking and wonderful story.

SL, Wellington