The Rules of Seeing
Nova is 32 years old and she is about to see the world for the very first time.
Nova can do many things. She can speak five languages. She can always find a silver lining. And as an interpreter for the Metropolitan Police, she can tell when someone is lying just from the sound of their voice.
But there's one thing Nova can't do. She can't see.
When her brother convinces her to have an operation that will restore her sight, Nova wakes up to a world she no longer understands. Until she meets Kate.
As Kate comes into focus and their unlikely friendship blossoms, Kate's past threatens to throw them into a different kind of darkness. Can they both learn to see the world in a different way?
‘An utterly compelling blend of tenderness and menace…astonishing.'
Ruth Hogan, The Keeper of Lost Things