The Children Act by Ian McEwan - another book in my quest, and number 24! (we're not counting Elizabeth is Missing remember...?)
This is actually a very short book - it comes in at just under 200 pages, so obviously I read it all in one go.
This book focuses on Fiona, a 50 something high court judge who specialises in custody and children's rights, with marriage issues and lots of emotional baggage. She is used to passing verdicts and being sure in herself, but when she has to decide whether a hospital should perform a blood transfusion on 17 year old leukaemia patient against his will - he's a Jehovah's Witness and will certainly die without the treatment, she takes a different approach.
I can't really say much else without ruining the book as it is super short - though it seems quite a lot does happen!
I'd actually never heard of Ian McEwan but a quick Google tells me he's a prolific writer and very well regarded - oops! I do like his writing style so I'll definitely be trying out some more of his books in the future!
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