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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Anyone with a strong moral compass should be very disturbed at the premise.
ANGER- Even though this is not real, I was very dissapointed that the outcome was allowed to be what it was. Right is right and wrong is wrong. The main character even knew this as she tried desperately to convince herself that what she did was right.
Near the end I was talking to my husband about how upset I was going to be if the book turned out how it looked like it was going to. He suggested I quit listening and make up my own ending. Boy do I wish I had listened to him!!! It is very disturbing that someone might actually be able to delude themselves and those around them like this character did. People can get away with things in books that they can't get away with in real life, but even in books people should only be able to get away with so much. I wish I had not wasted part of my life on this book.
I put off reading this because I thought it was a little too close to home. But really it's more of a legal story about unexpected twists and turns, like in life and how none of us can be sure or in control of much but our own actions. Suspenseful, well done, entertaining. The boy's voice was a bit too high and girlish. But a solid four.
I enjoyed this story a lot because there were twists and turns in the story that I did not expect. It was something I had to pick back up because I wanted to see what was going to happen next. I enjoy books that make me forget it's story and captures my attention and forget what is going on outside my story....this did that for me.I would recommend this book!
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