Review: Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

Lone Wolf

by Jodi Picoult

A Life hanging in the balance…a family torn apart

Edward Warren, twenty-four, has been living in Thailand for five years, a prodigal son who left his family after an irreparable fight with his father, Luke. But he gets a frantic phone call: His dad lies comatose, gravely injured in the same accident that has also injured his younger sister Cara.

With her father’s chances for recovery dwindling, Cara wants to wait for a miracle. But Edward wants to terminate life support and donate his father’s organs. Is he motivated by altruism, or revenge? And to what lengths will his sister go to stop him from making an irrevocable decision?

Lone Wolf explores the notion of family, and the love, protection and strength it’s meant to offer. But what if the hope that should sustain it, is the very thing that pulls it apart? Another tour de force from Jodi Picoult, Lone Wolf examines the wild and lonely terrain upon which love battles reason.

I have a love hate relationship with Jodi Picoult, most of her books I love and adore, and I think she is a brilliant author, however there are some books of hers that I find just grate me to the core, while this one wasn’t particularly one of them, it was one that I can’t classify as being great. I struggled to get into the story, I found that I didn’t relate to any of the characters, I felt that they were underdeveloped and boring. It felt, to me, that the story was rushed and her usual depth and inter-personal relationships just didn’t have the zing that they can have.

Saying that though, if you do enjoy Jodi as an author I wouldn’t say don’t buy this book, but I would suggest that you don’t have high expectations.

I will continue reading all of her novels that come out, and hope that her spark comes back with her future releases.

Published by: Allen and Unwin

Recommended Retail Price $32.99

Recommended Age: possibly 18+

My Rating: 3/5

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