By: Angie Kim
Sarah Crichton Books
Miracle Creek is a courtroom thriller about an immigrant family and a single mother accused of killing her autistic son. Yeah. Let that simmer for a minute.
Pak Yoo, his wife Young, and daughter Mary immigrate to the US from Seoul, Korea. When they initially arrive, they work at a grocery store. But Pak is a dreamer and with some financial backing is able to start and run an experimental medical treatment device called the Miracle Submarine. The Miracle Submarine is a pressurized oxygen chamber that patients enter for therapeutic “dives”.
Pak isn’t the only one with dreams. Elizabeth dreams for her son Henry to be cured of Autism. Janine and Matt hope to improve their fertility problems. Teresa would welcome improvements for her daughter Rosa’s cerebral palsy. And so on, and so on. While these medical treatments were experimental, no one could fathom a fire resulting in injuries and death.
The book is broken down into four parts. Each part, a day of the trial. It is written in a multiple POV perspective with each character having a voice during the trial. Some of the narration is present day of the trial, some is of the day of the accident, and some of events prior.
Bottom line? There are a lot of characters and I found it hard at first, to keep them all straight. As time went on, you really wanted to know 1.) Who started the fire? 2.) Why? 3.) And How? It had you really guessing because these characters all had issues and were liars! None of them were going to win any awards for the most likable character!
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ As I was reading, I felt like I was watching a Shonda Rhimes written TV Show! And I’m not complaining!