And news of a glowingly positive pre-pub review on Booklist in the USA - which culminates thus:
The author’s Welsh upbringing is evident in everything from the lyrical cadences of her characters’ speech to the names of the small town’s neighborhoods and conjures a genuine sense of place. By using an ensemble cast to give multiple perspectives on the event that dominates the town’s history, Gebbie puts a prodigious narrative skill on full display.
Can't ask for more, really.
(Booklist, my friend Wikipedia tells me, is, " a publication of the American Library Association that provides critical reviews of books and audiovisual materials for all ages. It is geared toward libraries and booksellers and is available in print (ISSN 0006-7386) or online.")