When I first began reading Jodi Picoult books, I always thought the subject matter controversial, but her approach was that not everything is black and white, and always made you wonder ~ Is there really a clear cut answer? What would I do?
I haven't read one of her books in a long time as I began to see a predictability in them, and there was the usual twist at the end. This book was no exception. When I was new to her books they had an edginess to them that I enjoyed.
There was a great deal of research into this book as one can tell from all of the facts given. But I also realize that this is probably a fictional account and probably the conglomerate of several survival stories pieced together.
I thought the middle was a little slow at times and could have been shorter. And the ending? Altogether predictable, and unsatisfied with it.