Miracle Creek - Angie Kim

Miracle Creek

Author: Angie Kim

  • Publication Date: 2019-04-16
  • Category: Literary
4 Score: 4
(From 60 Ratings)


A thrilling debut novel for fans of Liane Moriarty and Celeste Ng about how far we’ll go to protect our families—and our deepest secrets

My husband asked me to lie. Not a big lie. He probably didn’t even consider it a lie, and neither did I, at first . . .

In rural 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” with the hopes of curing issues like autism or infertility. But when the Miracle Submarine mysteriously explodes, killing two people, a dramatic murder trial upends the Yoos’ small community.

Who or what caused the explosion? Was it the mother of one of the patients, who claimed to be sick that day but was smoking down by the creek? Or was it Young and Pak themselves, hoping to cash in on a big insurance payment and send their daughter to college? The ensuing trial uncovers unimaginable secrets from that night—trysts in the woods, mysterious notes, child-abuse charges—as well as tense rivalries and alliances among a group of people driven to extraordinary degrees of desperation and sacrifice.

Angie Kim’s Miracle Creek is a thoroughly contemporary take on the courtroom drama, drawing on the author’s own life as a Korean immigrant, former trial lawyer, and mother of a real-life “submarine” patient. Both a compelling page-turner and an excavation of identity and the desire for connection, Miracle Creek is a brilliant, empathetic debut from an exciting 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.