Jodi Picoult has done it again.
The story lines of her books tackle complex, polarized situations where off the bat, I have a firm view. She artfully develops characters on varied sides of the issue, exposing different perspectives and realities. The research and detail she does to tell the tales is impressive. The books always teach me something and make me think. I don't want the stories to end.
I just finished The Storyteller... it was wonderful. I'm glad I did this one with on audiobook. The accents of the narrators added to the experience and pulled me into the story.
Synopsis from GoodReads:
Sage Singer befriends an old man who's particularly beloved in her community. Josef Weber is everyone's favorite retired teacher and Little League coach. They strike up a friendship at the bakery where Sage works. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him. Shocked, Sage refuses... and then he confesses his darkest secret—he deserves to die, because he was a Nazi SS guard. Complicating the matter? Sage's grandmother is a Holocaust survivor.Jodi Picoult fans: Which of her novels is your favorite?
What do you do when evil lives next door? Can someone who's committed a truly heinous act ever atone for it with subsequent good behavior? Should you offer forgiveness to someone if you aren't the party who was wronged? And most of all—if Sage even considers his request—is it murder, or justice?