book review: Leaving Time


Leaving Time
by Jodi Picoult

For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes her entries will provide a clue to her mother's whereabouts.
Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest: Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons, only to later doubt her gifts, and Virgil Stanhope, the jaded private detective who'd originally investigated Alice's case along with the strange, possibly linked death of one of her colleagues. As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions. They'll have to face even harder answers.
As Jenna's memories dovetail with the events in her mother's journals, the story races to a mesmerizing finish. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner, "Leaving Time" is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers.

While reading this book, I couldn't put it down. It only took me a few days because I had to sleep haha! This book was definitely different from Picoult's other books, I love her books so much and this one was no different. 
The storylines blending together brought the story to live and I really liked how the endings blended right to the end. The writing was well done and left you with just enough detail for the reader's mind to wander into different scenarios. The ending was definitely not what I was expecting at all, but it was intriguing. I kept re-reading parts of the book to compare it and see how the ending came about. 
I would definitely recommend!!

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