The Child In Time
Author: Ian McEwan
Goodreads Rating: 3.58
Stephen Lewis, a successful author of children's books, takes his 3-year-old daughter on a routine Saturday morning trip to the supermarket. While waiting in line, his attention is briefly distracted. What ensues causes Lewis to spiral into a bereavement that has effects on his relationship with his wife, his psyche and possibly time itself.
Winner of the 1987 Whitbread Prize for Fiction.