“[Robert] Kolker’s riveting, compassionate “Hidden Valley Road” tells the story of a family besieged by devastating mental illness. The author is a tireless journalist whose last book, Lost Girls, took readers into the lives of five murdered Long Island sex workers. For this account, he spent three years getting to know the Galvins, interviewing all the surviving members (including the six children who never became psychotic) as well as doctors and experts with firsthand knowledge of their tragedy. With the skill of a great novelist, Mr. Kolker brings every member of the family to life.”

Young Men Touched by Madness,” April 3, 2020