By Jodi Picoult
The acclaimed number 1 long island occasions bestselling writer offers a spellbinding story of a mother's tragic loss and one man's final likelihood at gaining salvation.Can we store ourselves, or will we depend on others to do it? Is what we think constantly the reality? One second June Nealon used to be fortunately expecting years choked with laughter and event together with her kinfolk, and the subsequent, she used to be staring right into a destiny that used to be as empty as her middle. Now her lifestyles is a ready online game. looking forward to time to heal her wounds, anticipating justice. in brief, looking forward to a miracle to occur. For Shay Bourne, lifestyles holds not more surprises. the realm has given him not anything, and he has not anything to provide the area. In a heartbeat, although, whatever occurs that alterations every little thing for him. Now, he has one final likelihood for salvation, and it lies with June's eleven-year-old daughter, Claire. yet among Shay and Claire stretches an ocean of sour regrets, prior crimes, and the fashion of a mom who has misplaced her baby. may you hand over your vengeance opposed to somebody you hate if it intended saving a person you like? could you will have your desires to return actual if it intended granting your enemy's demise want? once more, Jodi Picoult mesmerizes and enthralls readers with this tale of redemption, justice, and love.
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June Nealon had come home from her OB appointment to find her husband and daughter dead. The feeble argument offered up by the defense—that Kurt had misunderstood a verbally paralyzed Bourne; that the gun had gone off by accident—didn't hold a candle to the overwhelming evidence presented by the prosecution. Even worse. Bourne never took the stand on his own behalf—which could have been because of his poor language skills . . or because he was not only guilty as sin but such a wild card that his own attorneys didn't trust him.
Tonight, I'd had the sweats. I was soaked through by the time I woke up, and after I stripped off my sheets and my scrubs, I didn't want to lie down on the mattress again. Instead, I had pulled out my painting and started re-creating Adam. But I got sidetracked by the other portraits I'd finished of him, hanging on my cell wall: Adam standing in the same pose he'd first struck when he was modeling for the college art class I taught; Adam's face when he opened his eyes in the morning. Adam, looking over his shoulder, the way he'd been when I shot him.
You didn't get past something like that, you got through it—and for that simple reason alone, I understood more about June Nealon than she ever would have guessed. This past winter, four years after my grandfather's death, someone had broken into my dorm and stolen my computer, my bike, and the only picture I had of my grandfather and me together. The thief left behind the sterling silver frame, but when I'd reported the theft to the cops, it was the loss of that photograph that hurt the most. Ted waited for Maureen to reapply her lipstick, for Jack to go to the bathroom, for everyone to take a moment for themselves before we settled down to the task of acting as a unified body.
Change of Heart: A Novel by Jodi Picoult