- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Format: Paperback | 496 pages
- Dimensions: 104mm x 173mm x 33mm | 249g
- Publication date: 1 September 2006
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 0061150142
- ISBN 13: 9780061150142
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Sales rank: 2,479
Until the phone calls came at three o'clock on a November morning, the Golds and their neighbors, the Hartes, had been inseparable. It was no surprise to anyone when their teenage children, Chris and Emily, began showing signs that their relationship was moving beyond that of lifelong friends. But now seventeen-year-old Emily is dead--shot with a gun her beloved and devoted Chris pilfered from his father's cabinet as part of an apparent suicide pact--leaving two devastated families stranded in the dark and dense predawn, desperate for answers about an unthinkable act and the children they never really knew.From New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult--one of the most powerful writers in contemporary fiction--comes a riveting, timely, heartbreaking, and terrifying novel of families in anguish and friendships ripped apart by inconceivable violence.
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By PAPADOPOULOU ELENI 08 Jan 2013
It was my first time reading a Jodi Picoult book and i found it very good to be honest! I'm not an English /american native speak and although there was a lot of scenes in a court (so i needed to understand a bit how the american juristic system works) the narration and her description of the story was really good and helped so much in to keeping it interesting!!
By TeensReadToo 26 Sep 2010
Chris and Emily have been good friends since they were born. Their parents have always been friends, and they were destined to become a couple once they entered their teenage years. They are always together and are seemingly very in love.
Until Emily ends up dead, and Chris was the only other person there when she died.
What happens? Will the kids that always seemed so happy rip these families apart? Did Chris really kill Emily? What really happened the night of her death?
Too much cannot be said without giving away the ending of the story. This is another book from Jodi Picoult that makes you think. There are a few predicable scenes, but still enough twists and turns to keep the reader interested. A good read for someone who is curious about how lives that seem so perfect can change so fast.