No matter how beautifully written or "literary," a novel resonates deeply because the storyline tugs powerfully at us. It upsets, confounds and presents chaos, conflict, imbalance and upheaval -- either within its character's mind or circumstances.
Are our lives determined by nature or by nurture? Is there an evil seed that children of evil carry? Author Lisa Gardner writes her most intriguing and complex novel to date, exceeding her past efforts.