Jodi Picoult is one of those authors you either love or you hate and it really depends on personal preference. I, however, adore her books and devour them in usually just a few sittings. Leaving Time was no different and actually had probably one of the most surprising ends of any of her books. 4 out of 5 stars.
Leaving Time follows Jenna Metcalf, a young girl who lives with her grandmother after her mother mysteriously disappeared when she was a young child and her father experienced a mental breakdown. Jenna becomes obsessed with finding her mother and enlists the help of a police officer-turned-jaded PI and a psychic who thinks she’s lost her psychic powers. The search for Jenna’s mother uncovers truths that turn everyone’s worlds upside down.
The story is told in a typical Picoult fashion with each chapter acting as a different character. The really interesting part of this book was the focus on elephants. I learned a lot about them and Picoult obviously throughly did her research and by the end I really wanted to give money to help support the beautiful creates, which of course was the point.
This book is relatively fast-paced, moving, and shocking. I really felt like Picoult delivered, and although it’s not my favorite of her books it’s definitely up there.