A huge thank you to Eleni for my ARC copy of this one and to Kate for my spot on the tour.
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Diana O’Toole’s life is going perfectly to plan. At twenty-nine, she’s up for promotion to her dream job as an art specialist at Sotheby’s and she’s about to fly to the Galápagos where she’s convinced her surgeon boyfriend, Finn, is going to propose.
But then the virus hits New York City and Finn breaks the news: the hospital needs him, he has to stay. But you should still go, he insists. And reluctantly, she agrees.
Once she’s in the Galápagos, the world shuts down around her, leaving Diana stranded – albeit in paradise. Completely isolated, with only intermittent news from the outside world, Diana finds herself examining everything that has brought her to this point and wondering if there’s a better way to live.
But not everything is as it seems . . .
My Bookish Thoughts
When the pandemic began, what feels like so long ago now! I stated that I had no desire to read anything concerning the coronavirus pandemic. If any author could make me change my mind on that, it would be the fantastic Jodi Picoult.
This is a wonderful story and superbly written. This is unique and completely relatable to the current climate in which we are all living. This is a poignant read, which has really made me reflect on the beginning of the pandemic.
I love the characters in this book, as with all of picoult’s characters they are superbly written and easy to relate to as real people. I cannot say too much about the almighty twist that Picoult weaves effortlessly into the narrative of this book. It would give away too much of a spoiler but this has kept me hooked.
This is a book that will transport you right back to isolation and keep you gripped. As always, Picoult has written an emotional and thoughtful novel filled with themes all readers will be able to relate to.
Despite being reluctant to read a book with Covid present, this has been a book I have raced through and I have to admire Picoult for writing this while we are all living through the pandemic that is taking place.
I have many of Jodi’s books prior to this one and the standard just keeps getting better and better. This is definitely a book I will be recommending.
A must for the TBR.
Little Miss Book Lover xoxox