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THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'A writer the world needs to be reading right now' The Independent

'An apposite and nuanced novel... Picoult writes about an emotive, controversial issue with unflinching precision.' Red

'Incredibly compelling and page turning' Dolly Alderton

'A very special novel about a very difficult subject.' Grazia

'Her intelligent, meticulously researched novels explore ethical dilemmas through heartrending, headline-grabbing scenarios' The Sunday Times

A lone gunman takes the women and doctors at a controversial abortion clinic hostage. Nobody has ended up there by choice.

As the tense negotiation for their release unfolds, hour by crucial hour, back in time through the day that brought the hostages and their captor to this moment, every certainty is questioned, every judgement thrown into sharp relief.

Because matters of life and death look very different when you, or the ones you love, are staring down the barrel of a gun . . .

Powerful, thought-provoking and deeply involving, Jodi Picoult's new novel is told in reverse, propelling the reader through intertwining characters and uncovering motives in this unflinching exploration of what makes a life.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2018
October 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Hodder & Stoughton
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

JosieJay ,

Interesting

After concentrating and working out that this book is written backwards I enjoyed it a lot more... may still have to read it the other way though to get all the detail straight.
Really good characters on both sides of the argument.
One bugbear (and I’m possibly missing the point) is that we didn’t find out what happened to lots of characters (one in particular). I was hoping the epilogue would tie up everyone not just the main characters.

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