Jodi Picoult – Lone Wolf (Hodder & Stoughton, £18.99, available February 28)

Award-winning novelist Jodi Picoult, author of My Sister’s Keeper, which was adapted into a 2009 film, returns with Lone Wolf.

An estranged family face the toughest decision of their lives when father Luke is involved in a car accident that leaves him in a coma, and brother and sister, Edward and Cara, in disagreement about whether to turn off his life support.

With each sibling trying to do the right thing, and Luke’s ex-wife playing peacekeeper, the novel deftly exposes the moral dilemmas facing them, and ultimately, who has the right to decide whether somebody should die.

Picoult has again created a heart-wrenching situation for a cast of troubled characters, who take an emotional journey into the controversial world of assisted dying.

A solid work, especially for fans of the writer.

Ben Major