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 that she would be abandoned as a young child, 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 the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts.
Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest. The first is Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons—only to later doubt her gifts. The second is Virgil Stanhope, a jaded private detective who 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.
I'm sure that I can't write a review on Leaving Time and do it any justice. This book has two stories going on simultaneously. One was about a 13 year old girl named Jenna, that is looking for her mom. The other is the back of her mom and dad, and what lead up to them parting.
Jenna gets the help of a washed up detective and a psychic that can't well... talk to the dead anymore. Now that's a trio in it's self. The accident, or whatever happened that lead up to the parting of Jenna and her parents happened when she was 3. I guess she was a brilliant 3 year old because she was really smart even back then... Hmmm.
This trio travel through many twist and turns, with a few hurt feelings and angry words. These two misfits are there for Jenna and truly care about her.
I'm a big Picoult fan always have been and I guess I always will. I bet her to do list is written in secret code and at the very bottom is the answer. I dare say you have to be patient, because Picoult doesn't just write a story for you to read she takes you on a journey.
I give Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult 5 Platypires
I would give her all the stars in the sky if it were possible!
Bama Love!! Roll Tide!! and Keep Reading Y'all!!