It's not a twist a minute, but I enjoyed this languid thriller set in the scorching heat of an Arizona summer, where Finn Hunt, a young woman fleeing a murky past, lucks into a job as a nanny for the family of a US Senator. Impressed by the Martin family's wealth and their kindness to her, Finn jumps to their defence when, as re-election looms, a strange woman begins to follow her and her young charge Amabel. She is threatening to expose the family to scandal, so Finn takes it upon herself to investigate the woman's claims...
The Living Sea of Waking Dreams
"At the heart of this latest novel from Booker winner Richard Flanagan there is a powerful tale of a family trying to decide whether to prolong the life of a dying relative, but some of the more fantastical elements seem out of kilter..."
— The Scotsman
3.57 out of 5