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.
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I do not think this is Picoult's best book. I ALMOST stopped listening to it after the first couple of hours. What didn't I like? It spent way too much time at the beginning talking about what the mother was thinking about the terrible situation. But most of all, the main character, the mother, just wasn't very likeable to me. I really didn't like her, I didn't like how she reacted to things, she seemed selfish and at times her decisions didn't even make sense. Quite a few times I would think, "I can't believe you are acting like that." I also thought some of the situations were a bit too extreme and unbelievable. I did listen to the end just to find out what happened.
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I think by listening to the Storyteller first is what made me give this book 4 out of 5 stars. It was quite as good as Storyteller but it was a good listen. Jodi Picoult is consistent in her writing and I feel it was worth the credit used to obtain this book.
That's the question asked in this book. A riveting read, I didn't want to stop listening! The narration was very good, I always prefer books done with multiple readers rather than one person doing all the voices. There is a predictable turn in this book that I saw coming, but then BAM! She hit us with something completely unexpected. Even the ending was a surprise to me. I liked this very, very much.
I can't say I hated it, it was entertaining and there were times I didn't want to stop listening, but it was far from My sister's keeper. I've enjoyed Picoult's books, although MSK and House rules were my favorites. It wasn't realistic court room drama, at times making me think "really?? I doubt day times soaps would be that misleading". That being said, if you like love triangles, parental struggles and trying to walk a mile in another woman's shoes, you won't be wasting a credit.
It really doesn't and I've read/listened to several.
Go for My sister's keeper, House rules or even nineteen minutes before this one.
Never have written it in the first place.
All of them.
I thoroughly enjoyed Picoult's My Sister's Keeper, so I was extremely disappointed in this absolute disgrace of a novel. The plot is predictable and therefore boring, it was impossible to relate to the characters, and the main character's actions are so unbelievably stupid as to make her absurd. Even after all this, I might have upped my rating of Perfect Match by a star if they had at least chosen a decent narrator to read it. As it stands, the voice of the main character is so simpering as to be insufferable. Bottom line, don't waste your money.
I believe the main character, Nina should have been more portrayed as deranged psychopath with ocd...it would then be more understandable as to why she acted the way she did. I personally had a hard time following her reasoning and motivations.
No. I usually like Picoult's books but would not have spent a credit if I knew more of the story line.
Anything involving Nina and her OCD tendencies.
As usual after reading a Jodi Picoult book you will know much more than you did.
This is book deals with a heavy subject matter and it shows us life is not black and white or clean cut.
This book will touch the heart of any mother and make you wonder what you would do in the same situation. A book you have difficulty putting down!
I usually love Picoult's books but this one is a real loser. Totally unsympathetic characters and mind numbingly slow plot. Couldn't wait for it to end. Skip thus one. Almost all of her other books are far superior to Perfect Match.
Great book. would be a great selection for a book club. Lots of thing to discuss. Tough subject, but well done. Really makes you think. I highly recommend this book.
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