9 Oct 2020

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Book Review / Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Number One bestselling author Jodi Picoult returns with her compulsive new novel - about the lengths we go to for those who have left us behind; about the staying power of love; and about how three broken souls might have just the right pieces to mend each other.
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. In her most gripping mystery since House Rules, Jodi Picoult brings us a powerful story of a young girl's determination to uncover the truth, however shocking and life-changing it might be.  

Published:     4th November 2014
Publisher:  Hodder & Stoughton
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Owned


I am going to say right away that this book blew me away!  This is by far one of the best books I have read all year, if not all time.  I can't believe that it has taken me this long to read it.  I've had it on my shelf since it came out and I keep meaning to pick it up but I have been in a thriller kick for quite a while now I have not picked it up but I should have!

We follow the story of Jenna and her mother who disappears under tragic circumstances.  The family are living in an elephant sanctuary that they have created.   The mother in this family goes missing, one of their staff is found dead and Jenna is found all alone.  We follow as Jenna enlists the help of a psychic and private detective (who had worked on the original case back when it happened) to help try and find her mother.  

I can't tell you how much I loved this book.  I enjoyed following Jenna, the psychic and private detective find out what truly happened.  I do have to say that the twist at the end shocked me.  I was not expecting it and certainly had not guessed it.  Amazing!