Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Summary: For over a decade, Jenna Metcalf obsesses on the disappearance of her mom Alice. She teams up with Serenity Jones, a psychic for missing people who doubts her gifts and with Virgil Stanhope, a jaded PI who originally investigated cases of Alice and her colleague.

My opinion, NO SPOILERS: This was my first Jodi Picoult book and it was definitely not the type of book I usually read, but I did like it! The writer goes into multiple narrators between Serenity – the psychic, Virgil – the detective, Alice – the mother who disappeared when Jenna was a small child, and Jenna. Alice is an elephant research so there is also a lot of information about elephants thrown in there which I personally liked (elephants are my favorite). However I can see how someone may get lost in all the elephant text or information. But there is a mystery to solve and that’s what keeps you going. What happened to Jenna’s mom? Why would Jenna’s mom leave her? Where is Alice now? Is she still alive? I won’t spoil the ending but it’s a nice tie in as to how elephants are these really big animals, so different then us, yet so similar when it comes to saying goodbye to their loved ones. I really want to spoil the ending and discuss but I won’t!

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