The Execution of Noa P. Singleton - Elizabeth L Silver

The Execution of Noa P. Singleton

By Elizabeth L Silver

  • Release Date - Published: 2013-06-11
  • Book Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • Author: Elizabeth L Silver
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 128 Ratings)

The Execution of Noa P. Singleton Elizabeth L Silver read online review & book description:

An unforgettable and unpredictable debut novel of guilt, punishment, and the stories we tell ourselves to survive
 
      Noa P. Singleton never spoke a word in her own defense throughout a brief trial that ended with a jury finding her guilty of first-degree murder. Ten years later, having accepted her fate, she sits on death row in a maximum-security penitentiary, just six months away from her execution date. 
   Meanwhile, Marlene Dixon, a high-powered Philadelphia attorney who is also the mother of the woman Noa was imprisoned for killing. She claims to have changed her mind about the death penalty and will do everything in her considerable power to convince the governor to commute Noa's sentence to life in prison, in return for the one thing Noa can trade: her story. Marlene desperately wants to understand the events that led to her daughter’s deathevents that only Noa knows of and has never shared. Inextricably linked by murder but with very different goals, Noa and Marlene wrestle with the sentences life itself can impose while they confront the best and worst of what makes us human.

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  • Excellent Novel...not a dull moment...

    5
    By Lisa Barton
    Wow! A unique crime novel and great book discussion " death penalty ". It truly has read like a real life crime that you just have to know and draws you on a roller coaster ride that and didn't stop since the first word read. I polished it off in a day and 1/4. Honestly, I would give it 4 1/2 stars due to my satisfaction of events coalescing into a cohesive, neat novel of a package. Yet crime and justice is never in a neat process. Further, the author seemed to bring a lot of thought cats cradle a great deal of wry witty humour to the character, Noa P. Singleton. I truly enjoyed this and it was just what I needed for a read. However, even though my ilk of reading is literary, this novel will grab you until the last page causing any die hard bedtime to be abdicated until completion.
  • Great potential

    4
    By Karenhinsd
    Oh, I was so into this book, and couldn't put it down, BUT it left me with a longing for tidying up all the loose ends....I was so disappointed with the end. So many ways to go, and this wasn't one of them. I understood Noa's desire to finally pay for her original "sin" if you will, but the fact that we don't have closure with the father was unnerving. Same with the fact that I wish Noa could have send the manuscript to a reporter and ultimately, the mother's part in the killing would have been exposed. Too bad, really. If someone asks me now what I think, I will probably say; "great book, disappointing ending." Leave it at that.
  • Great read

    5
    By Emma6104
    Enjoyed this book very much.
  • The Execution of Noa P. Singleton

    5
    By Avidreader447762
    I haven't finished reading the book yet but I am already in love! The issues and problems Silver provokes its readers to think about left me very intrigued! As I was looking over the reviews I saw most people agreed with me but the one thing they didn't like was the ending. Silver does not want us to feel that closure that everyone wants whether it be happy or sad! She wants us to realize closure is not realistic! What she does give us though is an opportunity to create our own ending to the book. She opens the doors to let you think about what comes next. You can figure this out if you have a conversation with the author as you read! :)
  • A chilling experience

    3
    By VivasDad
    As I finished this book, killing time before a medical procedure, I was struck by all I still didn't know. That's not a bad thing, but in the case of this novel, I wished it would have lasted another couple hundred pages- I loved it. It left me with a deep feeling of melancholy, but I'm not sure for who- Noa or Sarah's mother.
  • Masterful

    5
    By Pink Amy
    I couldn't put this book down.
  • Great right up until the end....

    3
    By KaNineteen
    Well, I just finished reading it in literally one night, so there are certainly many interesting things going on in this book. I'm always a fan of books that jump around in time and in point of view, which this one does beautifully. To put it simply, I really liked it up until the very end. It was just a huge letdown to me, and not because I always want a happy ending, but because I always want SOME sort of ending. I was shocked when I flipped the last page and the Acknowledgements were staring at me.
  • The Execution of Noa P. Singleton

    5
    By RdsAlot
    Intriguing and compelling....keeps you completely wrapped in it's twisted spell till the end. Though, some endings are, regretfully, not entirely "happy" ones......!
  • The Execution of Noa P. Singleton

    3
    By Spoofington
    An odd story, but one that held my attention. I found myself expecting more in plot development several times during the story. More a psychology read, than a mystery. The fancy words interrupted the thoughts behind them, and eventually became very tiresome.

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