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
An urgent, shocking and human story.
A truly powerful, thought-provoking - and timely - read
It is hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes
Tackles a divisive issue with incredible sensitivity
A thought-provoking read that explores the intertwined fates of a group of very human characters
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
More seat-edge drama from the doyenne of hot-topic lit
Incredibly compelling and page turning
Meticulously researched... The reverse narrative works exceptionally well
A writer the world needs to be reading right now
A matchless talent for hitting emotional notes
The tense novel tackles two of the biggest issues facing America today: abortion and gun control and unravels what bought these people to this point
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
A book that will no doubt inspire debate. Jodi has done a marvellous job of writing a novel fraught with tension and difficult situations. Her writing shows that she has done an incredible amount of research... It is a hard hitting novel and difficult topics have been handed incredibly well.
An apposite and nuanced novel... Picoult writes about an emotive, controversial issue with unflinching precision
The queen of issue-based fiction
Picoult creates a gripping novel that explores the tough decisions people face very day
A second after I read the last page I turned back to the start and read the whole thing again... I loved everything about it: the structure, the characters, the prose... all wonderful.
A Spark of Light, by one of our favourites, Jodi Picoult, will get you thinking and really stay with you.
A timely, powerful and emotive novel
She has delivered a tough yet compassionate read that is guaranteed to spark debate
Full of topical issues, this is a great book club read
A special, important and powerful read. Jodi Picoult doesn't play safe - she examines, and pokes and brutally honestly tells us how it really is, and she always stays professional.
Despite challenging subject matter and a confusing structure, this novel is sure to spark debate.
...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.
Jodi Picoult's novels are always thought-provoking and her new one, A Spark of Light, addresses abortion rights.
The incredible thing about this book is the level of research. She interviewed 151 women who'd had an abortion
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