Monday, June 17, 2013

The Execution of Noa P. Singleton, by Elizabeth Silver

Thought provoking and disturbing, this novel raises questions about how one's childhood can determine one's future, and the seemingly inevitable damage one's family can inflict.
Noa's "innocence" is never in question, but the sad and tangled history leading up to her X-day is haunting, memorable, and makes the reader really think about capital punishment, and what justice really is.
Excellent first novel, recommend for readers of Jodi Picoult, and Anita Shreve, as well as fans of legal thrillers. If you like this, try William Landay's Defending Jacob.

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