Join us for an evening with bestselling author Christie Watson as she talks about her new novel Moral Injuries, a a page-turning thriller centred around three female medics bound by friendship, fierce ambition and one fatal night they’ve sworn to forget!

You’re trained to save the lives of others. How far would you go to save your own? Ruthlessly ambitious Olivia, anxious perfectionist Laura and free-spirited risk-taker Anjali couldn’t be more different.

Yet their friendship, which began on the first day of medical school, has kept them inseparable for twenty-five years. As wild all-nighters and exam pressures gave way to the struggles and joys of new motherhood and intense jobs, their bond remained unbreakable.

Years ago they promised that nothing would come between them, and to do anything for one another, including burying one night they have never spoken about: a drug-fuelled university party that forced them to make a deadly choice that could still destroy them.

When an eerily similar tragedy strikes involving their teenage children, everything the three women have built threatens to shatter around them, and they are left asking just how far you can stretch a friendship before it snaps.

A registered nurse for twenty years before becoming a writer and researcher, Christie Watson won the Costa First Novel Award for her debut, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away. In 2018 she published a memoir of her time as a nurse, The Language of Kindness for which we hosted an event. It is currently being adapted for television. We look forward to welcoming Christie back to Oswestry to celebrate the publication of Moral Injuies!


An exploration of moral ambiguity and what it really means to protect a life. Watson understands human flaws with empathy and insight. I’ve never read a novel before that combines such riveting accounts of frontline medicine, female friendship and family dynamics. Unique and compelling. – ELIZABETH DAY

Moral Injuries takes the reader into a world where medicine meets morality, and every choice has a cost. With page-turning twists, it explores friendship, betrayal and the decisions that define us – NATHAN FILER, author of The Shock of the Fall

Tickets: £8 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of Moral injuries) or £17 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Moral Injuries).