A mother's love.
A daughter's search for truth.
A mystery that will not rest…
Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared after a tragic accident. Jenna searches for her mother regularly online, refusing to believe she was abandoned as a young child. She is obsessed with Alice’s old journals about her life working with elephants hoping she will find a clue which will lead her to her mother. Jenna seeks out two allies to help her. The first is Serenity Jones (who we met in the short story Where There's Smoke - read my review here) and the second is Virgil Stanhope who was originally investigating the disappearance of her mother but who is now a washed up private detective. As the trio gets closer to the truth they realise sometimes on the journey you find out more about yourself that the person you are looking for.
Those of you who have read my Where There's Smoke review know I've not read any Jodi Picoult before and I was really looking forward to continuing Serenity Jones' story after the abrupt ending in the introductory short story (It's just 99p so read it first, you won't be disappointed!). This book continued her story through Jenna's search for her missing Mum.
As I expected the writing was superb. The characters jumped off the page and you can't help but find yourself routing for them to solve the mystery of what actually occurred at the Elephant Sanctuary over a decade ago. I was kept guessing and what I thought had happened was wrong. Actually it was more that wrong. I was knocked completely sideways by the ending which was superb. I don't want to say too much, just read it and enjoy it.
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