This is a very gruesome book - definitely not for the fainthearted. But if you can get past the gore it's a fascinating if bleak tale - and it definitely doesn't go where you expect it to.
Once they were gone we unbound the bodies they had brought, began the washing. I should have been repulsed, I thought, as we worked, but I was not, nor was I afraid. Rather, I watched my hands upon their skin move as if they were not my own, as if I were outside myself, my body distant.