The new novel from Number One bestselling author Jodi Picoult, who combines topical moral issues and emotional human drama with the page-turning compulsion of a thriller.
Sage is a young woman whose new friend, retired teacher and pillar of the community Josef Weber, tells her he was an SS guard at Auschwitz - and he wants her to kill him. Sage's grandmother is a Holocaust survivor. What do you do when evil lives next door?
Sage Singer has a past that makes her want to hide from the world. Sleeping by day and working in a bakery by night, she kneads her emotion into the beautiful bread she bakes.
But when she strikes up an unlikely friendship with Josef Weber, a quiet man old enough to be her grandfather, and respected pillar of the community, she feels that finally, she may have found someone she can open up to.
Until Josef tells her the evil secret he's kept for sixty years.
Caught between Josef's search for redemption and her shattered illusions, Sage turns to her family history and her own life for answers. As she uncovers the truth from the darkest horrors of war, she must follow a twisting trail between betrayal and forgiveness, love and revenge. And ask herself the most difficult question she has ever faced - can murder ever be justice? Or mercy?
Picoult explores issues of justice, retribution and forgiveness in this mesmerising and heartbreaking new novel.
'Picoult fans will love it'— Sunday Express
'LONE WOLF could have been an overblown sob story, but the excellent Jodi picoult moulds it into superior literary ficton in a gripping human story.'— Mail on Sunday
'There are many aspirants to her throne, but nobody in commercial fiction cranks the pages more effectively than Jodi Picoult . . . Always insightful about human families, Picoult proves to be equally perceptive about animal ones in LONE WOLF.' — USA Today
'Never one to shy away from moral and ethical dilemmas, or from presenting every side of the debate, Picoult gives her readers all the virtuosic plotting, cliffhangers and twists they've come to expect'— Daily Mail
'Picoult tackles this sensitive subject with her usual flawless research and convincing characters . . . as is Picoult's signature style, the reader is left just as torn as the characters over the best solution. Thought-provoking and gripping.'— SHE
'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.'— Publishers Weekly
'It's as fascinating as eavesdropping.'— Saga
'An absorbing read.'— Woman's Own
'Heartache and an unbearable decision are at the centre of Jodi Picoult's latest powerful book.'— Star magazine