I picked up this novel by Jodi Picoult at the airport on my way to Scotland a couple of summers ago. My plane was delayed for hours and so I just had to get some new reading material. I chose this one because I've read other novels by Jodi Picoult and love her writing style. I had, however, forgotten that her subject matter is often disturbing, to say the least!
Without checking properly what it was about, beyond a brief glance at the blurb on the back "an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens," "an act of violence," and something about a trial. I just grabbed it along with another, thinking I'd be able to enjoy them as "light summer reading." Boy, was I ever wrong!
Now, don't get me wrong. I really enjoyed "Nineteen Minutes" - it's brilliantly written and the characters are just so real. The situation, though, is not fun at all.