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Review of an excerpt of A Spark Of Light
30 October 2018
I would like to thank Hodder & Stoughton and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read ‘A Spark Of Light’ by Jodi Picoult in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
Before I start, can I say that I found it difficult to award stars as although I want to give it five out of five, unfortunately I can only review it on the excerpt that I’ve been sent to read.
George Goddard has a gun and takes hostages at the premises once known as the Center for Women & Reproductive Health. Hugh McElroy is called in as hostage negotiator and talks him into releasing some of the hostages. There is one remaining hostage, a sixteen-year-old girl called Wren McElroy, Hugh’s daughter.
When I was asked to read and review this novel I thought I was getting a full-sized book instead of the very short excerpt it turned out to be. I found it wasn’t long enough to get right into it and get to know the characters, but saying that, it has the makings of a very intriguing novel with a gripping plot and interesting characters. I’ve read and enjoyed all of Jodi Picoult’s novels and been fortunate to have seen her in person discussing her previous novel. I have every reason to believe ‘A Spark Of Light’ will be just as enjoyable and a best-seller. Reading this excerpt has made me want to get hold of a full copy which I’m sure I’ll enjoy.