Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
Jenna is thirteen and on a quest to find her mother who disappeared ten years ago after a tragic night at the Elephant Sanctuary run by her parents in New Hampshire. The story is told by four people: Jenna; Virgil – a police detective now private investigator; Serenity – a psychic who no longer has contact with spirits; and Alice – Jenna’s mother and scientist studying grief in elephants who tells her story and what led up to the night she disappeared.
I really enjoyed the readers of the audiobook, I liked that all four narrators were read by different people. Alice’s parts, all the background information on elephants, did drag a bit, but overall it was enjoyable. That said, if I were reading it I think I would have given up about pretty soon after starting.
The book, naturally, has the twist ending as all Picoult’s books do. This one isn’t as shocking as some others, but some readers will be really annoyed by the ending. Not her best, but not her worst either.