Author Patricia Nicol recommends books focused on recovery

Those who have been in the grips of heroin addiction heap praise on Edward St Aubyn’s semi-autobiographical Patrick Melrose series. In Marian Keyes’ bleakly comic Rachel’s Holiday, family intervention after an accidental overdose forces Rachel back from New York to Ireland to enter rehab. Long Bright River by Liz Moore is a procedural novel set amid Philadelphia’s opioid crisis.