Every once in awhile a book comes along that is so good you want to buy a box of them and hand them out to everyone you know. ‘The Light between Oceans” is so absorbing and beautifully written, so haunting and thought provoking. This one will surely be a book club favourite. What makes it so good is that it’s a page turner (I literally dropped everything and had to keep reading) but it also has amazing depth, dealing with morality and how the lines between right and wrong can sometimes become blurred. The things we experience and the choices we make can shape our lives in ways we could never predict.
“Tom Sherbourne, released from the horrors of the First World War, is now a lighthouse keeper, cocooned on a remote Australian island with his young wife Izzy, who is content in everything but her failure to have a child.
One April morning a boat washes ashore carrying a dead man – and a crying baby. Safe from the real world, Tom and Izzy break the rules and follow their hearts.
It is a decision with devastating consequences.”