What do you do when the person you love most becomes unrecognizable to you?
That’s the question at the heart of the latest novel from Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean, the first-ever selection for Oprah’s Book Club. The answer is both simple and agonizing because it is asked by a woman whose 20-year-old son has just been released from prison for murdering his girlfriend, whose neighborhood rallies against him and who has become a community symbol of white privilege and indifferent justice.
How do you love the son whose secrets you do not know?
As masterfully as she did in eleven previous bestselling adult novels, six young adult novels and four children’s books, Mitchard captures readers in this chilling tale, The Good Son, yet another of her stories about individuals caught in a jam they don’t deserve.
All of Mitchard’s adult novels have been bestsellers, and The Deep End of the Ocean became a feature film starring Michelle Pfeiffer.
The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Authors’ Series, honoring Theodore and Caroline Newhouse and Susan Newhouse.