by Jodi Picoult
Sterling is a small, ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens - until a student enters the local high school with an arsenal of guns and starts shooting, changing the lives of everyone inside and out. The daughter of the judge sitting on the case is the state's best witness - but she can't remember what happened in front of her own eyes. Or can she?
What the papers say:
Jodi Picoult is not one to shy away from fictional controversy; in fact, the more tangled and messy a moral dilemma appears, the better she likes it. -- Daily Mail 'As usual Jodi Picoult manages to bring us a hard-hitting, heartbreaking story. Its brilliantly written with feeling and understanding The characters are believable and you can almost feel their emotions as you read.' -- New Books Picoult has been incredibly successful in dissecting the pain that family members go through when faced with sensitive and emotive issues -- Daily Express 'This book makes for uncomfortable reading in light of real life school shootings, but the author's meticulous research at Columbine in the USA makes the book all the more powerful and authentic. An outstanding read.' -- My Weekly Picoult, once again, grabs a razor-sharp issue and uses her brilliantly intricate pen to expose all the shades of grey with PERFECTION. -- Cosmopolitan 'As usual Jodi Picoult manages to bring us a hard-hitting, heartbreaking story. It's brilliantly written with feeling and understanding of how all those involved react to what has happened ... I love Jodi Picoult's writing and would highly recommend it for both personal and reading groups' -- newbooksmag
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. Her previous novels include Keeping Faith, The Pact, and Mercy. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.
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