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‘A powerfully evociative story of the resilience and triumph of the human spirit’ Taylor Jenkins Reid
Diana O’Toole’s life is going perfectly to plan. At twenty-nine, she’s up for promotion to her dream job as an art specialist at Sotheby’s and she’s about to fly to the Galápagos where she’s convinced her surgeon boyfriend, Finn, is going to propose.

But then the virus hits New York City and Finn breaks the news: the hospital needs him, he has to stay. But you should still go, he insists. And reluctantly, she agrees. Once she’s in the Galápagos, the world shuts down around her, leaving Diana stranded – albeit in paradise. Completely isolated, with only intermittent news from the outside world, Diana finds herself examining everything that has brought her to this point and wondering if there’s a better way to live.

But not everything is as it seems . . .

Reviews

A writer the world needs to be reading right now
Independent
It is hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes
Financial Times
There are writers who try and do what Picoult does, and then there's Picoult
Marie Claire
Taps into the trauma and uncertainty of 2020's global crisis. Absolutely a must-read
Booklist
We couldn't turn the pages fast enough
Closer
Extraordinary... it's such a great book
Graham Norton
A must-read. Striking, eloquent, and thought-provoking... Emotionally intelligent and perceptive...This is Jodi Picoult at her best
Love Reading
Surprising, emotional yet uplifting, this is a top read
Sun on Sunday