'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.
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)
An urgent, shocking and human story. (Daisy Buchanan)
It is hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes (Financial Times)
Incredibly compelling and page turning (Dolly Alderton)
Expertly written... This topical novel presents both sides of the ever-present abortion debate in the form of a harrowing, thought-provoking story that will stay with you long after you've turned the last page (The Book Bag)
With an intricate backward-weaving structure, a host of compelling voices and her captivating tone, this is a very special novel about a very difficult subject (Grazia)
...this emotionally charged and thought-provoking drama cements Picoult's status as one of the most fearless novelists writing today. A Spark of Light is not only topical, unflinching and utterly compelling, it's also an important read. (Heat)
Like a modern Mrs Gaskell or a contemporary such as John Grisham, her intelligent, meticulously researched novels explore ethical dilemmas through heartrending, headline-grabbing scenarios (The Sunday Times)
Picoult's novels are meticulously researched and she never shies away from controversial material. Told in reverse chronological order, each character's story draws the reader in (Women and Home)