Book Reviews; Fiction

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Book Reviews; Fiction


Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult is published in hardback by Hodder & Stoughton, pounds 18.99. Available February 28.

Award-winning novelist Jodi Picoult, author of My Sister's Keeper, which was adapted into a 2009 film, returns with Lone Wolf.

An estranged family face the toughest decision of their lives when father Luke is involved in a car accident that leaves him in a coma, and brother and sister, Edward and Cara, in disagreement about whether to turn off his life support.

With each sibling trying to do the right thing, and Luke's ex-wife playing peacekeeper, the novel exposes the moral dilemmas facing them.

Picoult has again created a heart-wrenching situation for a cast of troubled characters, who take an emotional journey into the controversial world of assisted dying.

A solid work, especially for fans of the writer.

BEN MAJOR Waiting For Sunrise by William Boyd is published in hardback by Bloomsbury, pounds 18.99. Available February 16.

The king of the literary thriller is at it again with this tale of spies and soldiers set against a backdrop of the West End and the Western Front. Forced to flee Vienna, actor Lysander Rief finds himself in debt to British diplomacy's shadier characters as the First World War approaches and is enlisted on the home front to help find a traitor undermining the war effort.

Boyd's books tend to cut across genres as easily as his characters cross continents and the latest is no different. …

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