The Child in Time by Ian McEwan

A man's life is dramatically altered when his young daughter is kidnapped during a routine shopping trip. As he grapples with the loss, he also deals with a failing marriage, a best friend who becomes a government official, and a strange time-warp phenomenon. The narrative delves into themes of parenthood, loss, and the fluidity of time, while exploring the protagonist's struggle to maintain his sanity amidst the chaos.

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