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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Jodie Picoult - Leaving Time

Review written by Maggie Perkovic and read live on the bookshow on 26th Feb 2015
I have always been a fan of this author's books and this one is another cracker.
Jenna Metcalf was with her mother the night she disappeared, but she remembers
nothing. At thirteen Jenna reads and re reads her mother's journals hoping to find
a clue in the meticulous recording of her scientific research on elephants.
Using her savings Jenna employs a private detective and a psychic hoping
something will come to light. What happens is a gripping and fascinating
story of a woman who loved her little girl dearly,  whose husband, a brilliant
and dedicated elephant carer whose mind is starting to imagine strange
and unlikely scenarios, changing from a sensible human being to an unknown
quantity. There is betrayal and a sense of loss through out and an in depth
knowledge of elephants. The denoument is startling. Very good. Maggie Perkovic

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