The global debut and Sunday Times bestseller - a heart-rending story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who face a life-changing moral dilemma when a baby in a boat washes up on their island.
A boat washes up on the shore of a remote lighthouse keeper's island. It holds a dead man - and a crying baby. The only two islanders, Tom and his wife Izzy, are about to make a devastating decision.
They break the rules and follow their hearts. What happens next will break yours.
Over 3 million copies sold
A Richard and Judy bookclub favourite
Goodreads historical category winner
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
'A moving tale ...prepare to weep' New York Times
'Extraordinary and heartrending' MARKUS ZUSAK, author of The Book Thief
"A love story that is both persuasive and tender"
"An extraordinary book . . . as inevitable as Hardy at his most doom-laden. And as unforgettable"
"A description of the extraordinary, sustaining power of a marriage to bind two people together in love, through the most emotionally harrowing circumstances"
"It is not only the plot that it so compelling . . . What makes this wonderful novel stand out is the cast of emotionally fragile characters, all of whom inspire tremendous sympathy in the reader"
"A moving tale . . . prepare to weep"
"Irresistible . . . seductive . . . a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page"
"A spectacularly sure storyteller . . . Reading The Light Between Oceans is a total-immersion experience, extraordinarily moving."
"The Light Between Oceans unfurls in small acts, at first feeling slight to touch, then building in emotional substance. Into the spaces between words, Stedman breathes an anxiety and pulsating intensity that roils with the ocean and the lighthouse beacon"
"Book of the Week. Critics are buzzing about The Light Between Oceans, the gripping debut from M L Stedman"
"The characters are beautifully drawn . . . A completely unique read. ****"