Miracle Creek - Angie Kim

Miracle Creek

By Angie Kim

  • Release Date: 2019-04-16
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4
From 77 Ratings


The “gripping… page-turner” (Time) hitting all the best of summer reading lists, Miracle Creek is perfect for book clubs and fans of Liane Moriarty and Celeste Ng

How far will you go to protect your family? Will you keep their secrets? Ignore their lies?

In a small town in Virginia, a group of people know each other because they’re part of a special treatment center, a hyperbaric chamber that may cure a range of conditions from infertility to autism. But then the chamber explodes, two people die, and it’s clear the explosion wasn’t an accident.

A powerful showdown unfolds as the story moves across characters who are all maybe keeping secrets, hiding betrayals. Chapter by chapter, we shift alliances and gather evidence: Was it the careless mother of a patient? Was it the owners, hoping to cash in on a big insurance payment and send their daughter to college? Could it have been a protester, trying to prove the treatment isn’t safe?

“A stunning debut about parents, children and the unwavering hope of a better life, even when all hope seems lost" (Washington Post), Miracle Creek uncovers the worst prejudice and best intentions, tense rivalries and the challenges of parenting a child with special needs. It’s “a quick-paced murder mystery that plumbs the power and perils of community” (O Magazine) as it carefully pieces together the tense atmosphere of a courtroom drama and the complexities of life as an immigrant family. Drawing on the author’s own experiences as a Korean-American, former trial lawyer, and mother of a “miracle submarine” patient, this is a novel steeped in suspense and igniting discussion. Recommended by Erin Morgenstern, Jean Kwok, Jennifer Weiner, Scott Turow, Laura Lippman, and more-- Miracle Creek is a brave, moving debut from an unforgettable new voice.


  • Smart and Thoughtful

    By Dandee13
    A brilliant book that encompasses so many feelings and emotions that we all must face - pain, hope, tragedy, heartbreak, betrayal, lies and what different people will do in the name of love.
  • Loved

    By johnrdefeo
    Jodi Picoult - esque. Wonderful!
  • Amazing

    By IngrahamA
    I couldn’t get enough of this book. If you’re thinking of buying it, JUST. DO. IT.
  • ARC - Love this novel!!

    By SiscJo
    I received an ARC of Miracle Submarine on Sunday and finished it on Monday. I could not put it down. This legal thriller kept me guessing (and second-guessing) with every page turn. She writes beautifully, and with great suspense. I could not get to the next chapter fast enough. The characters are relatable, and the storyline is fascinating. I am already looking forward to her next novel.