So much for not opening with dialogue.
I peered around the wall between the kitchen and the living room. "Good scary or bad scary?"
"Neither yet." He gave me a mysterious smile. "The Kirkus review is downloading."
"I'll just be in here." I ducked back into he kitchen and walked around in a little circle for a minute before looking out into the other room again. "You have to promise to tell me what it says. No matter what. Do you promise?" He was focused on his computer screen. I saw him nod slightly, though not to me. He had a faint smile on his face. I think I knew it was going to be okay then.
In a minute, he looked up and said, "They seem to like it."
Then he read it to me. You can read it for yourselves, here. I see it as a really positive review.
I'm pleased with the nod to the editing, but my goal has always been to make the book the best it could be. To me, books are the heralds of potential wonder. Red Phone Box was an experiment, and it apparently worked.
By the way, I'm an editor. You can hire me through Flourish Editing.