Perfect Match - Jodi Picoult

Perfect Match

By Jodi Picoult

  • Release Date: 2002-05-03
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4 Score: 4 (From 211 Ratings)
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  • Description

    What does it mean to be a good mother? For career-driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost, the question inspires pangs of guilt familiar to all parents torn by the demands of home and office. But whereas most parents lie awake at night vividly conjuring the worst scenarios that could befall their children in their absence, Nina lives the reality of such crises -- and it's her job to do something about them. Nina Frost prosecutes child molesters -- and in the course of her everyday work, she has endured the frustration of seeing too many criminals slip through the system and walk free.
    A man as methodical and careful as his wife is instinctive and mercurial, Caleb Frost is a stonemason who glories in his ability to construct with his own hands the physical barriers that will keep out the unwanted -- and protect all that is precious within. But even the strongest walls cannot guard Nina and Caleb from the shattering discovery that their own beloved son has been sexually abused.
    Five-year-old Nathaniel is the only one who knows the identity of his assailant -- but in the initial fallout of his trauma, he's been left mute, unable to speak a single word. Knowing the futility of trusting the courts to exact justice for Nathaniel, and ripped apart by a maddening sense of helplessness, Nina finds herself in a grip of rage she can't deny -- no matter the consequence, whatever the sacrifice. What does it take to be a good mother? How far can a person go...and still live with herself? What happens if one's absolute truths and convictions are turned upside down?
    Forging new ground in her unique territory of morally complex suspense fiction, bestselling author Jodi Picoult delivers her most soulful and intimate novel to date -- and portrays what happens to a family when a wheel comes off, when the domestic unit begins to careen and veer, when the vestments of ordinary life are forfeited to unspeakable horrors. From its provocative opening to the astonishing and revelatory finale, Perfect Match enters the raw and private realm of a parent's heart, and ultimately questions our assumptions about family, security, and love.

    Reviews

    • Wow!

      5
      By Bearman11
      My 3rd Jodi Picoult book, and loved all so far!
    • As a Mother...

      5
      By AJM0105
      As a Mother of two young boys this book is by far the most moving of all Jodi's books. I have read all but a few of her books and have never been so touched by a book. You can easily relate to the main character and put yourself in her shoes. I haven't always been happy with the endings of Jodi's books but this ending is just perfect and gave me chills!!!!
    • Typical Jodi Picoult!

      1
      By rvdberg
      This is the sixth Jodi Picoult book I've read and this one falls write into place with all the rest. In saying that, I was not disappointed. I read the reviews about others not liking the ending. I found myself anxious to get there yet not wanting to because I was afraid it would not be satisfying. But... It was just her style. I teared up just like always. Thank you Jodi for another intriguing book that truly makes you think... What would YOU do?!
    • Another great book!

      5
      By Melindakay77
      Just another great book from Jodi Picoult. One you won't soon forget!
    • Excellent!

      5
      By Victoria in OK
      Again a shocking ride thru twists and turns of life with another surprising ending. Love her books.

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