Nicholas Anderton is a highly respected neurosurgeon at the top of his field. But behind the successful façade all is not well. Tormented by a toxic marriage and haunted by past mistakes, Anderton has been eating to forget. His wife, meanwhile, has turned to drink.
There are sniggers behind closed doors – how can a surgeon be fat, they whisper; when mistakes are made and his old adversary Nash steps in to take advantage, Anderton knows that things are coming to a head…
‘Very accurate.’ – Nick Thomas FRCS (Glas), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (SN), Consultant Neurosurgeon
‘[I] loved Inside the Bone Box, the visual imagery is excellent, and as a radiographer before bookselling I really appreciated the fine details of neurosurgery.’ – Georgia Duffy, owner of Imagined Things bookshop, Harrogate
‘This slim novel asks some big questions, with compassion, wry humour and elegant, understated prose.’ – Kate Vane, crime novelist
‘[Ferner] can give you a strong picture of a character in just a sentence or two of elegant prose, combining precision with just the right amount of ornamentation. Predicated on questions of identity and the loss thereof […] Inside the Bone Box is a little book that packs a punch far greater than its size.’ – The Idle Woman, book blogger
‘Ferner presents an intimate portrait of a husband and wife, and the ways in which their relationship has shifted since the beginning of their marriage. I found Inside the Bone Box incredibly well written, and wholly absorbing.’ – Kirsty, book blogger at The Literary Sisters