Study of the fragmentation of the mind under duress
This haunting, atmospheric book with a feeling of menace from time to time explores how the mind can unravel in difficult circumstances.
My personal feeling is that to get the most out of it, it is better to avoid reading too much about it beforehand and to plunge into some truly beautiful writing, so if you are intrigued by the premise and like this example of Claire Fuller's descriptive writing style, I recommend you buy the book!
"The ivy still clung to the trees and the graves, dripping like liquid plant from everything. Determined and persistent, it had wrapped its vines, many as thick as a wrist, around stone – breaking and lifting with its grip, so it seemed to be prising the lids from the tombs, to peek with its leafy eyes at the human remains inside."