The discovery of a dead infant in an Amish barn shakes Lancaster County to its core. But the police investigation leads to a more shocking disclosure: circumstantial evidence suggests that eighteen-year-old Katie Fisher, an unmarried Amish woman believed to be the newborn's mother, took the child's life. When Ellie Hathaway, a disillusioned big-city attorney, comes to Paradise, Pennsylvania, to defend Katie, two cultures collide -- and for the first time in her high-profile career, Ellie faces a system of justice very different from her own. Delving deep inside the world of those who live "plain," Ellie must find a way to reach Katie on her terms. And as she unravels a tangled murder case, Ellie also looks deep within -- to confront her own fears and desires when a man from her past reenters her life.
For me, this has to be one of the more shocking and sad stories that I have read, written by Jodi Picoult. I have to say that any story that involves an infant or child that has been abused or killed, I do have great difficulty reading and this one was no exception.
A great story and I really felt for the main character, Katie Fisher, and the situation she was in. A truly emotional story from start to finish and I was truly shocked by the ending... I was not expecting it.....
For me, this book is by far one of my favourites, of all time.
1000000000000 out of 10