I am a big fan of Ian McEwan! I am particularly fond of the style of his writing (his prose), and the way he gets under his character's skin. Many of the previous reviews have already described the plot, and I'm not one to reiterate. What I found most interesting about The Children Act were the descriptions of a long lasting marriage, where what was once a consuming love affair, has become an old book covered in a layer of dust. Can the marriage be dusted off and saved? That is the underlying theme of the book.
The legal angle of the book was a bonus. There is never a clear cut answer, is there? Sometimes, the best intentions cause the greatest harm.
In tackling the big questions, McEwan scores again!