The Pact was a thrilling contemporary novel about two families destroyed by a death. The reader is kept in suspense until the very end. Now I'm being kept on edge by Plain Truth.
In the back pages of The Pact Jodi Picoult writes that she is really a mom moonlighting as a writer. She has three children and writes when her husband gets home in the evening. Of balancing these roles she says that she feels compelled to write and if she didn't do it she'd go crazy. "I'm a better mother because I see the world through a writer's eyes ... and I'm a better writer because I see the world through a mother's eyes". These days her husband is an at-home-dad so you can see what's possible!