I listened to this on the book on a 13 hour car ride and while my husband didn't enjoy it, I can state I did very much. I enjoy all her books and this was no differnet. The plot twist while expected was also unexpected by who it was and the back story as to why it happened and how it played out also added so many layers to an enjoyable story.
This was one of the best books I've listened to (or read) in some time. I was hooked from the first chapter! The characters were so real that as I drove I could see the story unfurl in my mind like a great movie. The narrators managed to read the book without inserting themselves into it, which is sometimes problematical for me. I highly recommend it and I'll be listening to more Jodi Picoult.
This is the first Jodi Picoult book I have read but it certainly will not be the last. I have lived in PA in the past and know a little about the Amish and their beliefs but this book gave me more knowledge about their fascinating lifestyle. The characters in this book all came to life for me, the story was spellbinding and you never knew what was going to happen in the next sentance right up to the very end. I highly recommend this book and although one reviewer did not think so, I found the narrators to be quite good.
I adored this book. Learned lots of interesting things about the life of the Amish community, and the story was rich and suspenseful and simply hard to put down.
You won't believe the ending. This is a fascinating story of an Amish family--how we are different, how we are alike. It will keep your interest the whole way through, and leave you astonished.
Fascinating story! Felt like I was immersed in the Amish culture. Characters were interesting, story was well thought out and unique, narration was good. Kept me enthralled throughout.
This is an excellent book. The author spins a multifaceted plot that effortlessly leads the reader through vision and suspense. Her characters are real as well as her, often poetic, descriptions of the interconnectedness of two very different ways of life. The narrators are excellent and make each character even more real, especially the Amish. I couldn't wait to hear what happened next, even to the very end. A must read.
This is a great read; with outstaning naration. The plot was direct; side plots are easy to follow. Great character development, and open window to a totally different way of life in the Amish community. The courtroom scenes were adequate; but could use some technical "consulting" on the details (really, it is unheard of to frame a question in the "Perry Mason" style, which includes half of the closing argument, it just does not happen like that. Putting that aside, this book is outstanding. It will keep your attention to the end which by the way contains a total suprise.