Is it cruel or humane to judge that some lives are simply not worth living? Number One bestseller Jodi Picoult's compelling novel brings the issue vividly to life.
When a plot of land is being developed in Vermont against the will of a local Native American tribe, strange things begin to happen - and Ross Wakeman, a paranormal investigator, is asked to get involved. He's a desperate drifter who's taken up ghost hunting in an effort to cross paths again with his fiancee, who died in a car crash eight years ago, but he has yet to experience anything even remotely paranormal. Then Ross meets Lia ...As a seventy-year-old murder case is reopened, a shocking secret about a crime of passion long past is revealed.
'Jodi Picoult's novels often focus on lives turned upside down by some terrible event, and it's her way with the small emotional detail that makes them so rewarding' -- Marie Claire 'Picoult fans will not be disappointed. There is the usual compulsive writing, the insight into family and colourful characterisation ... a pleasure to pick up, and impossible to put down' -- Daily Express 'Another fascinating and engrossing read by Picoult' -- Closer 'This is another cracker from Picoult' -- Family Circle 'From beginning to end the story is full of surprises and gives both reader and reading group a great deal to think about.' -- New Books Magazine 20080701
Jodi Picoult grew up in Nesconset, New York. She received an A.B. in creative writing from Princeton and a master's degree in education from Harvard. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.
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Reviewed by Emma from Tarlton, South Africa on 30 January 2011
21 of 38 people found the following review helpful:
This is not Jodi's best or worse. Worth reading if you have already read her others, if not choose one of her other books instead