Once upon a River by Diane Setterfield – Published by Black Swan, 2018
It was a normal evening in a pub on the banks of the Thames. Normal, that is, until an injured stranger carries in the body of a dead child. Hours later, the child returns to life.
Who is she? How did she die? And how did she come back to life?
This is a story about storytelling with a plot that twists and turns like weeds in a river.
Intriguing and strangely hypnotic, so complex you can’t afford not to concentrate. I suspect I’ll be thinking about it for a long long time, so, thank you Richard, for suggesting it.