In Emma Donoghues latest masterpiece, an English nurse brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle - a girl said to have survived without food for months - soon finds herself fighting to save the childs life.
Tourists flock to the cabin of 11-year-old Anna ODonnell, who believes herself to be living off manna from heaven, and a journalist is sent to cover the sensation. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingales Crimean campaign, is hired to keep watch over the girl.
Written with all the propulsive tension that made Room a huge best seller, The Wonder works beautifully on many levels - a tale of two strangers who transform each others lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil.
©2016 Emma Donoghue (P)2016 Hachette Audio