Eight-year-old Ben watches from the top of the stairs as a haggard
figure limps into the hallway below.

Uncle Jack, seriously injured in Afghanistan, is not the same man who left. His
return home will throw a family into turmoil.

Thirty years later, Uncle Jack has disappeared. His own life spinning out of control, the adult Ben sets out to find him.

IN ALL GOOD BOOKSHOPS FROM APRIL 6

Burden new cover

In occupied Baghdad, lives will come together—in a world of violence and mistrust, where every decision can be fatal, and love is found in unexpected quarters

“An absolute cracker, a revelation”

Robert Fisk in The Independent

“Vivid and utterly convincing”

The Guardian

“An absolute must”

Daily Mail

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