A Spark of Light
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THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
‘A writer the world needs to be reading right now’ The Independent
‘An apposite and nuanced novel… Picoult writes about an emotive, controversial issue with unflinching precision.’ Red
‘A very special novel about a very difficult subject.’ Grazia
The Center for women’s reproductive health offers a last chance at hope – but nobody ends up there by choice.
Its very existence is controversial, and to the demonstrators who barricade the building every day, the service it offers is no different from legalised murder.
Now life and death decisions are being made horrifyingly real: a lone protester with a gun has taken the staff, patients and visitors hostage.
Starting at the tensest moment in the negotiations for their release, A Spark of Light unravels backwards, revealing hour by urgent hour what brought each of these people – the gunman, the negotiator, the doctors, nurses and women who have come to them for treatment – to this point.
And certainties unwind as truths and secrets are peeled away, revealing the complexity of balancing the right to life with the right to choose.
(P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
A writer the world needs to be reading right nowThe Independent
An apposite and nuanced novel… Picoult writes about an emotive, controversial issue with unflinching precisionRed
An urgent, shocking and human story.Daisy Buchanan
It is hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writesFinancial Times
Incredibly compelling and page turningDolly Alderton
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 pageThe Book Bag
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