A Spark of Light is somewhat typical Jodi Picoult novel. Well researched and dealing with both sides of the abortion conversation-pro-life and pro-choice. The shooting at a clinic should make for compelling reading. She experiments with a problematic technique. The novel takes place backwards in time. She starts with the end of the story and fills in the blanks as chapters cover the previous time frame. It makes for an unsatisfactory confusing read. Yes, in a Hitchcock film you might know who the murderer is as the movie begins and the fun is seeing how they did it or how they get caught. Here it just doesn’t work. I’ve read everything Jodi has written but I was tempted to stop half way through this book.