Miracle Creek

Miracle Creek Review

A literary courtroom thrilled about an immigrant family and a young single mother accused of killing her autistic son, Miracle Creek is a powerhouse debut about how far we'll go to protect our families, and our deepest secrets.

In rural Miracle Creek, Virginia, Young and Pak Yoo run an experimental medical treatment device known as the Miracle Submarine. A pressurized oxygen chamber that patients enter for therapeutic “dives,” it's also a repository of hopes and dreams: the dream of a mom that her child can be like other kids; the dream of a young doctor desperate to cure his infertility and save his marriage; the dream of the Yoos themselves, Korean immigrants who have come to the United States so their teenage daughter can have a better life.

When the oxygen chamber mysteriously explodes, killing two people, all these dreams shatter with it, and the ensuing murder trial uncovers imaginable secrets and lies. In Miracle Creek, Angie Kim takes a classic form—courtroom drama—and draws on her own experience as an immigrant, a lawyer, and the mother of a real-life "submarine" patient to turn it into something wholly original, unputdownable . . . real. This is a spellbinding novel by an exciting new voice.

Title:Miracle Creek
Edition Language:English

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  • Emily May

    Or perhaps the newspapers were right. Perhaps Elizabeth had been desperate to get rid of her son, and now that he was dead, she finally had a measure of peace. Perhaps she had been a monster all alon...

  • Chaima ? ?????

    Where this book lands, it will doubtless leave a bruise. After I finished, I sat there a long time, like a bolt-struck tree seared to its roots. My thoughts would not settle on the well-worn words. I ...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    "But that was the way life worked. Every human being was the result of a million different factors mixing together... Good things and bad-every friendship and romance formed, every accident, every ill...

  • Meredith

    4.5 stars Lies, lies, and more lies lead to tragedy in Miracle Creek. An experimental form of treatment for autism, cerebral palsy, and infertility leads to a horrific crime that results in the deat...

  • Felicia

    ______________________This book. OMG THIS BOOK.•FUCK THIS BOOK.•FUCK THIS FUCKING BOOK. •FUCK THIS BUTTERFLY EFFECT OF A BOOK. •FUCK THIS BOOK for keeping me awake for 3 nights in a row. •FU...

  • j e w e l s

    FIVE MIC-DROP, WALK-AWAY STARSAngie Kim has done the impossible. In one book, she offers something for EVERYONE. If you love to read literary fiction, mystery, women's issues, immigrant stories, or co...

  • Liz

    This fascinating debut novel covers all the bases - family drama, mystery, courtroom drama. A Korean couple opens an alternative health clinic that provides HBOT - hyperbaric oxygenation, which is sup...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    The hype is real- this book is GOOD! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Miracle Creek takes place in a small Virginia town of the same name. Young and Pak Yoo are the owners of an experimental treatment called the M...

  • Paromjit

    Angie Kim's literary courtroom drama is a phenomenal debut about the demands and challenges of being a parent of a child on the autistic spectrum or is disabled, about marriage, about being Korean and...

  • Katie B

    Super impressed with this debut novel! It's a solid mystery/courtroom drama in which there are so many suspects you really aren't really sure who is guilty or what exactly happened until the very end....