There is something dark and disturbing behind the picture perfect marriage of anthropologist Cassie Barrett and her movie star husband, Alex Rivers. A study in spousal abuse that will touch your heart from the bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper.
'Picoult writes with an all-knowing and piercing eye. Hers is an important book from a talented writer we hope to hear from again and again.' - Library Journal
A woman wakes to find herself lying on top of a grave, her face pressed close to the headstone. She is hurt and bleeding, and her memory has been wiped clean - not only does she not know what she is doing there, but she does not even know who she is.
She is taken under the wing of William Flying Horse, LAPD and, after days of waiting, is taken by complete surprise when she is finally identified and collected by Alex Rivers, Hollywood movie star, and also her husband. Her name is Cassie Barrett, and she is a renowned archaeologist, who met Alex on a movie set in Africa.
Cassie is dazzled and bewildered by the life in which she suddenly finds herself - the fairytale Bel-Air mansion, all manner of fame and fortune, a successful career, the attentions of a handsome and doting husband. But everything is not quite right, and there is something dark and disturbing behind this glamorous life. It is only as her memory gradually returns that her picture perfect life comes crumbling down, and she is faced with a choice between fear and compassion.
Jodi Picoult, who has fifteen novels and three children to her credit, was born and raised on Long Island. She received an AB in Creative Writing from Princeton and a Master's degree in education from Harvard.
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Comments about Picture Perfect:
This was my first Jodi Picoult book and reminded me of the sort of story Nicholas Sparkes writes. It wasn't a bad book but just not really one that grabbed me like others do. Might be a good sort of holiday read when you don't want to concentrate on anything too complex. It won't stop me from trying another one though down the track.
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: May 2009
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1