Books: The Children Act
Author: Ian McEwan
Published by: Random House Struik
Overview: Fiona Maye is a High Court judge who's built a reputation for her intelligence, accuracy and compassion. Fiona has become widely respected for the high-profile court cases she's presided over in the family court. Even though she's made great strides in her professional life, her private life is filled with sorrow and heartache. Her marriage of 30 years is on the rocks and she regrets now having children. Just when she's about to loose all hope she meets a 17-year-old boy who's case she has to make a judgement on and he changes her outlook on life.