Perfect Match

Perfect Match

By Jodi Picoult

Washington Square Press, Paperback, 9780743418737, 384pp.

Publication Date: February 4, 2003

Description
Picoult brings to life a female prosecutor whose cherished family is shattered when she learns that her five-year-old son has been sexually abused.
"What does it mean to be a good mother?
How far would you go in the name of love -- and justice?"
In the course of her everyday work, career-driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost prosecutes child molesters and works determinedly to ensure that a legal system with too many loopholes keeps these criminals behind bars. But when her own five-year-old son, Nathaniel, is traumatized by a sexual assault, Nina and her husband, Caleb, a quiet and methodical stone mason, are shattered, ripped apart by an enraging sense of helplessness in the face of a futile justice system that Nina knows all too well. In a heartbeat, Nina's absolute truths and convictions are turned upside down, and she hurtles toward a plan to exact her own justice for her son -- no matter the consequence, whatever the sacrifice.


About the Author
Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-two novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Between the Lines, Sing You Home, 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.


Praise For Perfect Match

USA Today


Picoult's characters are so compelling that the reader hopes this won't be the last time we meet.


Denver Post


A powerful read....Jodi Picoult again tackles difficult moral and ethical questions.


The Toronto Sun


A spellbinding story.