What does it mean to be a good mother? How far would you go in the name of love — and justice?
In the course of her everyday work, career-driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost prosecutes child molesters and works determinedly to ensure that a legal system with too many loopholes keeps these criminals behind bars. But when her own five-year-old son, Nathaniel, is traumatized by a sexual assault, Nina and her husband, Caleb, a quiet and methodical stone mason, are shattered, ripped apart by an enraging sense of helplessness in the face of a futile justice system that Nina knows all too well. In a heartbeat, Nina’s absolute truths and convictions are turned upside down, and she hurtles toward a plan to exact her own justice for her son — no matter the consequence, whatever the sacrifice
This is not my favorite of Jodi Picoult’s works. It seemed like the book was written in haste and things were made a lot more complex then they really needed to be. The premise itself seemed like a good idea and overall in the broad strokes it was. However because of the not needed overly complex things put into the story you just do not feel that connected to it at all. Which is sad because the subject matter is deep and you SHOULD feel connected. I like the authors work but this one is not high on my list.
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