Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult

“Your daughter needs a new heart. The only match comes from a murderer. WHAT WOULD YOU DO?” unfortunately this is the sad truth that June Nealon has to face and the murderer is the man who was convicted of  murdering her daughter and husband.

June has to decide if letting her daughter live is worth the pain of raking over old wounds, but the alternative is losing a second daughter and leaving the past in the past.

This story also centres around Shay Bourne the man sentenced to death eleven years ago for double murder. He has accepted his fate but is convinced that the way to redemption is to offer June’s daughter Claire his heart after his execution, his lawyer Maggie Bloom wants a stay of execution but all Shay wants is to be executed in a manner that will leave his organs viable for transplant thus ensuing a court case to determine the method of death.

This story is about pain, love and belief but most of all it’s about the real reason Shay wants to give his heart to his victim’s family. The book is spellbinding and overwhelming, I also found it sad at times and I found myself feeling sympathy for both June and Shay. Quite often I had more sympathy for Shay.

This book is fantastic and a definite must read!


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