The treatment of the burn patients described in this book is completely fascinating (warning, the description of the debridement process is very graphic) but the stories Marianne weaves of their past lives are so beautifully written they almost deserve to be a book in their own right. I loved the fine line Davidson treads between Marianne’s tale being an elaborate, well researched figment of her mental illness and the possibility that it could all be true. The only section I found a little far fetched was the possibly hallucinatory journey through Dante’s Inferno which may have slightly over egged the supernatural theme.
I definitely recommend reading this book, I’d actually put it in my top 20 reads, I enjoyed it that much! but make sure you have a few quiet days ahead of you as you’ll not want to put it down!