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
Picoult creates a gripping novel that explores the tough decisions people face very day
Incredibly compelling and page turning
The queen of issue-based fiction
A truly powerful, thought-provoking - and timely - read
Despite challenging subject matter and a confusing structure, this novel is sure to spark debate.
Tackles a divisive issue with incredible sensitivity
An urgent, shocking and human story.
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
More seat-edge drama from the doyenne of hot-topic lit
An apposite and nuanced novel... Picoult writes about an emotive, controversial issue with unflinching precision
She has delivered a tough yet compassionate read that is guaranteed to spark debate
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.
A writer the world needs to be reading right now
A matchless talent for hitting emotional notes
The incredible thing about this book is the level of research. She interviewed 151 women who'd had an abortion
...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.
Meticulously researched... The reverse narrative works exceptionally well
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
A Spark of Light, by one of our favourites, Jodi Picoult, will get you thinking and really stay with you.
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 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.
It is hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes
A thought-provoking read that explores the intertwined fates of a group of very human characters
A timely, powerful and emotive novel
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
Jodi Picoult's novels are always thought-provoking and her new one, A Spark of Light, addresses abortion rights.
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
Full of topical issues, this is a great book club read