...this is a life-affirming story, too, in its richly drawn depiction of the Iranian consultant Leila’s background or its scarred central characters’ re-emergence blinking into the world. In its second half, it takes a narrative risk, exploring two possible outcomes — because some situations have no easy resolution.
This stunning book is something of a departure for bestselling thriller writer Mackintosh, who questions what it costs to stand up for what you believe in.
Max and Pip are facing the biggest decision of their parental lives and they don't agree. Told from each of their viewpoints, this is a heart-rending read and will have you debating what you would do in the same situation. A perfect book club choice.
Max and Pip thought they were unshakeable, but when their son falls ill and they're faced with the toughest decision imaginable, they end up on opposing sides. Prepare to have your heart broken.