Review | Winnipeg Free Press

03 September 2017

So I'm still new to all of this and it thrills me to no end that people are not only kind enough to read my book, but then also to go to the extra effort and write about it

"A Canadian author now living in Bristol, England, Gillian Best makes a literary splash with her debut novel, The Last Wave.

Throughout the book, Best demonstrates her ability to accurately portray the emotional layers that exist within the Roberts family. John and Martha are extremely reluctant to express their true feelings and pass this emotional handicap on to their children Iain and Harriet (Harry). Their emotional suppression causes many misunderstandings and much unnecessary distress, and the reader is tempted to step in to help sort out the characters’ true feelings because they are unable to properly explain themselves."