Published: New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books, c2013 Edition: 1st Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books hardcover ed Description: ix, 460 p. ; 25 cm ISBN/ISSN: 9781439102763, 1439102767, Language: English
Sage Singer becomes friends with an old man who's particularly beloved in her community after they strike up a conversation at the bakery where she works. Josef Weber is everyone's favorite retired teacher and Little League coach. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him. Shocked, Sage refuses, but then he tells her he deserves to die. Once he reveals his secret, Sage wonders if he's right. What do you do when evil lives next door? Can someone who's committed a truly heinous act ever redeem themselves with good behavior? Should you offer forgiveness to someone if you aren't the party who was wronged? And most of all--if Sage even considers his request--is it murder, or justice?