One of our Books of the Year 2014.
November 2014 Book of the Month.
To tell you much about this might give away the surprise and shocking ending, suffice to say it is written from the point of view of a daughter, Jenna, desperate to find the truth about the disappearance of her mother ten years earlier, and by that mother, Alice, who fills us in on Jenna’s childhood up to the fateful night when tragedy struck. To learn what happens from then on you have got to read this terrific tale.
A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher...
'Leaving Time does all the usual Jodi Picoult things: tells a rattling good story that means you can’t turn the pages fast enough; creates characters so real and vivid you expect to meet them walking down the street; teaches you something you didn’t know – and didn’t know you wanted to know! In this case what we learn about is elephants; the characters are a 13-year-old whose mother has vanished, a discredited psychic and a washed-up PI; and the question that keeps you going is ‘What could have happened to Jenna’s mother?’ But there are extra dimensions to this book that make it truly special: an extraordinary understanding of loss and grief and the relationship between mothers and children, and a humdinger of a conclusion.' - Carolyn Mays, Editor, Hodder & Stoughton
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.
Publication date: 04/11/2014
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
|Publication date:||4th November 2014|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Family Drama,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Jodi Picoult was our Guest Editor in January 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-one internationally bestselling novels, including My Sister's Keeper, House Rules and The Storyteller, and has also co-written two YA books with her daughter Samantha van Leer, Between the Lines and Off the Page. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Author Photograph © Deborah FeingoldMore About Jodi Picoult