Vacant Possession by Hazel McHaffie
Approx. 80,870 words.
Published on October 12, 2011.
Vivienne has been in a persistent vegetative state, unable to speak or interact with anyone. And yet she is now pregnant. Who raped her? Her father, her mother, her brothers, the medical team who care for her, all have different interests, values and opinions on the best way forward. As the police investigation gathers momentum, tension escalates: secrets and relationships are in jeopardy.