Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult

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American writer Jodi Picoult's psychological plot is riveting as the reader is given an insight into domestic abuse.
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time, The Storyteller, and Nineteen Minutes...

To the outside world, they seem to have it all. Cassie Barrett, a renowned anthropologist, and Alex Rivers, one of Hollywood's hottest actors, met on the set of a motion picture in Africa. They shared childhood tales, toasted the future, and declared their love in a fairy-tale wedding. But when they return to California, something alters the picture of their perfect marriage. A frightening pattern is taking shape—a cycle of hurt, denial, and promises, thinly veiled by glamour. Torn between fear and something that resembles love, Cassie wrestles with questions she never dreamed she would face: How can she leave? Then again, how can she stay?
 

About Jodi Picoult

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Jodi Picoult is the author of eighteen novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers House Rules, Handle With Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister’s Keeper. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Visit her at JodiPicoult.com.Samantha van Leer is a junior in high school. She conceived the idea for this book and pitched it to her mom, who was in the middle of a book tour. In her spare time, Samantha can be found playing softball, doing contemporary dance, acting and singing in musicals, and cuddling on the ground with her two dogs, Dudley and Oliver—for whom the prince in this fairy tale was named.
 
Published July 2, 2002 by Berkley. 388 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Crime. Fiction
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Kirkus

Below average
on Jun 24 2010

A pretentious romance for the '90s that combines up-to-the- minute neuroses and Tinseltown glitz in a formula plot that ought to be foolproof but somehow isn't...

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
on Feb 27 1995

...spiritual healing techniques and warm embraces. Some rather prettily told Indian legends are added to the mix, but the total effect is wide of the mark.

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Scotsman.com

Good
Reviewed by Emma Smith on Oct 31 2009

American writer Jodi Picoult's psychological plot is riveting as the reader is given an insight into domestic abuse.

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