Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She’s still in the marital home–a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse–but John’s not here. Instead, she’s with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month–old resident of Trudy’s womb. Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world’s master storytellers.
Author: Ian McEwan
Thirteen-year-old Briony sees her older sister, Cecilia, strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain of their country estate. Also watching is Robbie Turner, a childhood friend and son of the housekeeper, who with Cecilia has recently graduated from Cambridge. By the end of the day the lives of all will be changed forever, Robbie and Cecilia crossing a boundary they had never dared approach and Briony committing a dreadful crime, the guilt staying with her for life.