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PRAISE FOR THE SHAD SERIES 

“Royes’s strong sequel to her fiction debut, 2011’s The Goat Woman of Largo Bay, deepens the character of Shad Meyers . . . . in this sensitive, thought-provoking novel.”
- Publishers Weekly


“Royes' Jamaica is lush, stormy and stronger than the rum punch cocktails that Shad pours over ice.”
- Associated Press


“Royes is brilliant in bringing Jamaican sun and sea, people and places to life . . . . She’s equally adept with characters . . . . A cozy mystery as social commentary.”
- Kirkus Reviews


“Royes’ characterisation is consistently deft, well-managed: these people feel real in the very best way….  Not a novel for the pretentiously highbrow, The Man Who Turned Both Cheeks confirms the fact that you can write about serious things in a non-stifling way, that deep issues can be brought to light with grace, candour and a hearty swig of rum punch."
- Trinidad Guardian