This book has resurrected my love of reading. It is the autobiography of a young British doctor who went to work in Chile, in the 1970s, and was tortured and imprisoned because she offered medical treatment to a wounded revolutionary.
Sheila Cassidy writes with great honesty, describing her own naivity. She describes the political situation in Chile in just enough detail for the reader to understand the situation, without getting bogged down with political issues. She mentions her Christian beliefs, but the book is not full of spiritual matters. She simply describes her own experiences, in a fascinating and thought-provoking way. This book caused me to think deeply, and to be thankful for things which I usually take for granted - such as freedom. As well as being thought-provoking and greatly my knowledge of Chile and of human rights, the book is also quite simply a good read.