New Reviews, Longlist for First Novel Prize

A lot has happened with THE DEVOTED while I’ve been away on a writing residency! Here’s a roundup of some of the most exciting new info and responses to the book:

Kirkus calls THE DEVOTED “A thoughtful exploration of faith, surrender, and ecstasy.”

Booklist gave THE DEVOTED a starred review! Here’s an excerpt:

Hurley’s debut is a breathtaking performance, portraying not just the ugly corners of an abusive relationship but also how faith can color the contours of our lives. With absolutely spot-on descriptions of Boston, this spellbinding story adds much-needed nuance to the discussion of faith and what we’re willing to forsake in the name of absolution.

Library Journal picked THE DEVOTED as one of its Summer/Fall Best Reads and wrote “All lovers of great fiction with complex characters as well as anyone fascinated by narratives about religious cults will want.”

THE DEVOTED is on the Center for Fiction’s longlist for its First Novel Prize! 

I’m so excited to see the responses that have started coming in. Remember that pre-ordering the book on Amazon or with your local Indie bookstore really helps!