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Publisher Description

A brilliant, emotionally-wrenching novel from the bestselling author of Atonement, now a major film starring Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci

Fiona Maye, a leading High Court judge, renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity is called on to try an urgent case. For religious reasons, a seventeen-year-old boy is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life. Time is running out.

She visits the boy in hospital – an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. But it is Fiona who must ultimately decide whether he lives or dies and her judgement will have momentous consequences for them both.

‘Compulsively readable’ The Times

‘A powerful, humane novel’ Evening Standard

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2014
September 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SIZE
573.3
KB

Customer Reviews

WalesE ,

Couldn’t put down

I don’t read a lot and a book has to be good to grab my attention and this is one of them as I didn’t put it down

BackToBook ,

Beautifully written

Ian McEwan has crafted a beautiful novel which covers a complex subject. He is a thorough and sensitive writer and you therefore have great compassion for two characters in particular. Would have loved the storyline to have been extended, or even a second book .....

Samuel Robertson ,

Enjoyable read!

I read this in three evenings. I liked the characters and the story held my grip. Enjoyable read!

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