Melanie O'Loughlin of Unity Books reviews Rest and Be Thankful by Emma Glass, published by Bloomsbury.
Laura is a paediatric nurse: her hands are raw from washing, her fridge is empty, her boyfriend a stranger. Yet Laura comes alive on the ward - calm and caring, she relieves the families of their terrible burden and takes on their pain. Spread over three nights, we see Laura haunted by her tiredness, and wonder how far can she go before she breaks. In these strange times, this book will get you in its clutches and leave you wanting more.