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‘An emotional and compelling tale’ Sun

After a tragic accident which left her deeply scarred, Sage Singer retreated into herself, allowing her guilt to govern her life. When she befriends kindly retired teacher Josef, it seems that life has finally offered her a chance of healing.

But the gentle man Sage thinks she knows is in fact hiding a terrible secret. Josef was an SS officer during the Holocaust and now he wishes to die – and he wants Sage to help him.

As Josef begins to reveal his past to her, Sage is horrified.

Does this past give her the right to kill him? A compelling tale about the line between justice and mercy from the internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult.

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Never has a work of fiction seemed so realistic to me, all of the different stories magnificently intertwined to create a book which is truly on a new level. There are certain books that leave you bereft knowing that there is no more story to tell and this is one of them.
Amy, Waterstones, Gloucester
Beautifully written, compelling fiction. I couldn't put it down. I'm now bereft!
Ros, Burway Books, Shropshire
Picoult back to her best . . . hard to put down. This book lingers with you after you've finished . . . It has compassion, anger, and a small touch of happily ever after that doesn't destroy the realism of the main events. If you can stomach a story based in the horrors of Nazi concentration camps then read THE STORYTELLER. It's worth the time you'll spend lost in its pages.
Sarah Talbot, bookseller
Impossible to put down . . . This is a story that not only pulls at your heart strings but thrusts you into a world of fantasy and monsters, in the most real sense
Katy, Waterstones Chatham
'Picoult fans will love it'
<i>Sunday Express</i>
I've read most of Jodi Picoult's novels and this has to be one of the best.
Emma, Bedford Waterstones
The three strands of the story were cleverly interwoven to create a gripping, often harrowing read . . . the richness of the language evoked all of the senses
<i>Wimbledon Library reading group</i>
Wow! What a fantastic read! From the very first page this book is gripping, absorbing and draws the reader in . . . Loved it, loved it, loved it!
<i>Methil Library reading group</i>
'Picoult as usual probes intriguing matters of the heart while introducing her fans to subjects they might not otherwise explore. You can always count on Picoult for a terrific page-turner about a compelling subject.'
<i>Publishers Weekly</i>
The first person accounts about what happened in the Holocaust are absolutely harrowing . . . there are descriptive passages that make you catch your breath
Sunday Express
A beautifully woven story . . . the humour and characters wrap themselves around you, daring you to stop reading
My Weekly
Simply stunning
Image magazine
I will start by saying that it is very difficult for me to review this book - I often find it difficult to review my favourite books as I find it hard to truly express how much I enjoyed them. From the first page, I knew that THE STORYTELLER would become one of my all time favourites. Jodi Picoult is definitely a favourite author of mine, yet she still manages to blow me away every single time I pick up one of her books. This one was no different
A very humanist affirmation of the power of stories to allow people to move forward, even if they should never forget
The Lady
Themes of guilt, forgiveness and justice predominate and are sharpened by the belief that forgiveness can only be asked for, and given, by those who have been harmed
WI Life
The tone is sombre, but this meticulously researched novel is well worth the effort
This is as harrowing as it is readable with powerful scenes in Auschwitz
Picoult is an expert at keeping you turning the pages
The Lady
An emotional and compelling tale
A powerful and unexpected climax
Good Housekeeping
Another great read