Review of “The Children Act.”

childrenactMy review of Ian McEwan’s new novel The Children Act is now available online:

Ian McEwan has always had a legal mind. “Atonement,” the novel he is probably best known for, turned on a false accusation, and the ramifications of an unjust conviction based on a relatively thin amount of evidence. “The Children Act,” his new book, centers on the other side of the courtroom: the personal ramifications of a judge deciding a difficult case with conflicting evidence.

Naturally, since it was a legal book, and since it was written by McEwan, I was interested.