"Swan's vivid writing made every word of this story come alive. I found myself lingering over the exquisite, dazzling imagery as it casually weaved itself through the most painful of emotional landscapes. The effect was mesmerizing. Is there such a thing as a whimsical thriller? There is now." -John Vu, of John Vu Photography.
"Dear Isabelle is a stirring tale that explores the gray area between romantic naiveté and the bitter sting of deceit. Swan's unbridled sensitivity for her characters allows for a clever, well-crafted novel that displays extraordinary depth. There is a disarming candor that permeates Swan's writing and the result is nothing short of an intense, expressive story that leaves you breathless." -Chantal Janine Keene
"Swan's captivating debut novel is a genuine foray into the depths of truth and memory. A darkly compelling narrative, Dear Isabelle twists and turns through a deliciously paranoid world of intimacy, illusion, and intimidation. Rich with unflappable honesty and intensity, her characters provide a window into today's college counter-culture." - Andrew J. Pomerantz, of Marcus & Millichap in SF, CA
"Jessica Swan approaches her subjects always sideways -- never head on. Readers will be struck by Swan's dreamlike prose and may find themselves trapped between the world of illusion and reality. A tale of anguish and obsession, Dear Isabelle is a stunning debut for Swan." - Joshua T. Dyer, Loyola Marymount University Law School