Maggie O’Farrell is one of my favourite authors, a fact which has sneaked up on me. This is her first novel, and like the others I have read is clever, moving and compelling. Alice makes an impromptu visit to Edinburgh from London, but sees something at the station that makes her turn back again; that night she is in a coma after an accident. The story is told from various viewpoints, and different stages in her life and it is through the patchwork of memories and current events that we put together what has happened. Delightful setting, engaging characters, thought-provoking plotting and lovely writing.