Sunday, 9 November 2014

Jodi Picoult: Leaving time

Jenna Metcalf was with her mother the night she disappeared in tragic and mysterious circumstances, but she remembers nothing. Over ten years have passed, and still Jenna reads and rereads her mother's journals, hoping to find some clue hidden there, in the meticulous recording of her scientific research with elephants. Desperate for answers, Jenna uses all her savings to recruit the aid of a private detective - and a psychic. Jenna knows her mother loved her. She knows she would not leave her. And she will not rest until she finds out what happened that night.

Jodi Picoult does not disappoint, but this is one of her best books ever. As always, I could not wait to get my hands on this new novel and once I started I could not put it down. Jenna, Serenity, Virgil and Alice are all interesting characters and piecing their stories together from each individual's viewpoint makes for gripping reading. I would love to see this story as a film, as I can imagine it to be a fantastic movie with great twists and turns. Although I had expected some odd turns, I could not predict the ending. And the stories Picoult researched around the elephants and their behaviours regarding grieving and mothering also makes you want the book to go on for longer. Fantastic and I cannot wait for the next Picoult novel to come out...

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