Recommended by Heywood Hill Reader Caroline Jackson:
"By the author of Room, this is another gripping story of confinement and consolation. Trained by ‘Miss N’ in the field hospitals of the Crimea, English nurse Lib Wright arrives in Ireland to uncover the mystery of Anna O’Donnell. Anna is eleven and hasn’t eaten for four months. Is she a fraud or a miracle? Faith and reason lock horns in this atmospheric and provocative thriller which compels one to care for its memorable cast."
Caroline Jackson is a freelance writer and reviewer. She lives in Cambridge.