Synopses & Reviews
An astonishing novel about redemption and forgiveness from the "amazingly talented writer" (Huffington Post) and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult.
Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day's breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother's death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage's grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship despite their differences.
Everything changes on the day that Josef confesses a long-buried and shameful secret--one that nobody else in town would ever suspect--and asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes, she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones as well. With her own identity suddenly challenged and a special friendship compromised, Sage begins to question the assumptions she's made about her life and her family. When does a moral choice become a moral imperative? Where does one draw the line between punishment and justice, forgiveness and mercy?
In this riveting and deeply felt novel, Jodi Picoult explores the lengths we will go to protect our families and keep the past from dictating the future.
Praise for Missing You
"This is a dive-in, lose-sleep and miss-your-bus-stop reading experience."
— Associated Press
"Missing You is another winner in Coben's stack of winners."
— Huffington Post
"Coben's story twists tight: It will leave you eyeing your computer, wondering what horrors might awair the next time you log on."
"Once again, Coben has expertly constructed and then dismantled a time bomb of a plot."
"Once again, Coben has brilliantly used a current trend, in this case Internet dating, to create a can't-put-it-down thriller."
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Coben... has written another twisty ripped-from-the-headlines page-turning stand-alone that could be his best yet."
— Library Journal (starred review)
"The setup is irresistible, the twists generously piled on, and the climax suitably pulse-pounding..."
— Kirkus Reviews
Some stories live forever . . .
Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the days breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mothers death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sages grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship. Despite their differences, they see in each other the hidden scars that others cant.
Everything changes on the day that Josef confesses a long-buried and shameful secret and asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes, she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones as well. With the integrity of the closest friend shes ever had clouded, Sage begins to question the assumptions and expectations shes made about her life and her family. In this searingly honest novel, Jodi Picoult gracefully explores the lengths to which we will go in order to keep the past from dictating the future.
The #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense delivers a shocking thriller that proves that a well-placed lie can help build a comfortable lifeand a secret has the same explosive power to destroy it.
Harlan Cobens seven consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers feature unrivaled depths of emotion combined with cutting-edge suspense plots that keep millions of readers turning pages deep into the night. In The Stranger, married parents Adam and Corrine confront the shocking secret on which their marriage is builtleaving Adam wondering whether he ever truly knew Corrine at all.
#1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense Harlan Coben delivers his most shocking thriller yet, proving that a well-placed lie can help build a wonderful life-- and a secret has the same explosive power to destroy it.
The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world.
Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American Dream: a big house, a good job, a seemingly perfect life.
Then he runs into the Stranger. When he learns a devastating secret about his wife, Corinne, he confronts her, and the mirage of perfection disappears as if it never existed at all. Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corinnes deception, and realizes that if he doesnt make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy hes stumbled into will not only ruin livesit will end them.
About the Author
Jodi Picoult received an AB in creative writing from Princeton and a masters degree in education from Harvard. The recipient of the 2003 New England Book Award for her entire body of work, she is the author of twenty-one novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers House Rules, Handle With Care, Change of Heart, and My Sisters Keeper, for which she received the American Library Associations Margaret Alexander Edwards Award. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Visit her website at JodiPicoult.com.