A gripping, thought-provoking and intriguing novel about murder, death row and how a life can change in a heartbeat.
An irresistible read for those who loved WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN.
At just twenty-five, Noa P. Singleton was confined to death row for the murder of Sarah Dixon.
For nearly ten years she has languished there, and in six months she will be executed.
It's a fate she has long resigned herself to. But the victim's mother, Marlene, has other plans. With little time remaining, she visits Noa, intent upon invoking a clemency appeal.
What can have prompted this change of heart? And how and why did Noa kill Sarah Dixon? As Noa tells her story, an unapologetic tale of love, anguish and deception emerges that is as unpredictable as its narrator. And two women, linked by murder but with very different goals, wait with growing tension for the final decision on Noa's fate.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 11/06/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780755399505
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Review by nikon
I found this, for me, to be the best read of the year so far. There are so many sides to it; so-much-so that when I was asked the old question "So, what's it about? I found it difficult to explain the story in one easy-to-understand sentence or indeed paragraph for that matter and, in the end I just had to urge the person to go get a copy and read it. They asked me, "but why?" I said just do it you'll like it you won't regret it. Obviously writing a review I could say a whole lot more but just like - Noa P. Singleton - I too struggle with choosing the right and fitting words to use and so, just like my friend I say to you the reader of this little review - "just go and get yourself a copy. Read it and then see if you can describe the story to someone else in one easy sentence."