A Spark of Light

A Spark of Light 6

by Jodi Picoult

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 02/10/2018

4/5 Rating 6 Reviews
RRP  $32.99 $26.75

At Mississippi's sole remaining women's reproductive services clinic, a gunman bursts in and takes hostage of its patients and staff.

The stories that bring these individuals together vary, from a woman awaiting cancer screening results, to a protestor hoping to catch the clinic in a scandal that could be used in a pro-life campaign. Then there is the police hostage negotiator, whose daughter is also trapped inside the facility, and the gunman himself, who has a vendetta to carry out.

Meanwhile, across the state, a 17-year-old woman lands in the hospital after an attempt to self-terminate her pregnancy and is subsequently charged by the pro-life DA for the murder of her unborn child. They, too, are connected to the events unfolding in the clinic.

As the book moves backward in time, each chapter set one hour earlier than the next, we learn how all these people and their stories are unwittingly connected--and that none of these characters' reasons for being where they are at this fateful place and time are exactly what it appears at first glance.

Provocative, timely and gripping; the masterful new novel from Jodi Picoult asks: what makes a life?

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Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-two novels, including the #1 bestsellers The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Between the Lines, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle with Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes and My Sister's Keeper.

She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.

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  • Not her best work

    by on

    I normally love this author. Unfortunately I couldn't finish this book, and skipped to the end.

  • So many shades of light

    by on

    A true page turner where every character becomes more real and interesting chapter after chapter. Each perspective is explored with empathy and intelligence. My only criticism was that I had to reach the end.

  • Brilliant

    by on

    As always with Jodi Picoult, I was hooked by the end of the first chapter and finished very quickly! This says a lot as I have three very young children, so it takes a lot for me to stay up at night! Particularly loved the way she challenged you to look at all viewpoints and opinions of a very sensitive and personal issue. Also really interesting reading about the interviews she conducted in her research at the end of the book.
    A really great read.

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