A spark of light

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Jodi Picoult: A spark of light (2018)

English language

Published Jan. 21, 2018

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4 stars (6 reviews)

"The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis. The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center a women's reproductive health services clinic its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic. But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: …

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2 stars

I didn't find anything all that shocking with this book. I thought the author did pretty well with showing all the sides of the abortion argument, but I don't really like hostage situation books. They bore me for the most part. I still think that Picoult changes character prospectivesmid paragraph, and to me, that's just not good writing.

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