Leaving Time

A Novel

Picoult, Jodi

(Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Leaving Time
"Alice Metcalf was a devoted mother, loving wife, and accomplished scientist who studied grief among elephants. Yet it's been a decade since she disappeared under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind her small daughter, husband, and the animals to which she devoted her life. All signs point to abandonment . . . or worse. Still Jenna--now thirteen years old and truly orphaned by a father maddened by grief--steadfastly refuses to believe in her mother's desertion. So she decides to approach the two people who might still be able to help her find Alice: a disgraced psychic named Serenity Jones, and Virgil Stanhope, the cynical detective who first investigated her mother's disappearance and the death of one of her mother's co-workers. Together these three lonely souls will discover truths destined to forever change their lives. Deeply moving and suspenseful, Leaving Time is a radiant exploration of the enduring love between mothers and daughters"--
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 0345544927
Characteristics: 405 pages ;,25 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Feb 18, 2015
  • denise99 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I have always really enjoyed any Jodi Picoult book I have read until this one. It was too drawn out and the delved too much into the occult. I returned it when I was only a quarter of the way through the book.

Feb 03, 2015

This was my first Jodi Picoult book. Overall it was a good read although a little lengthy on her detailed account of the lives of elephants, which I found myself skimming at times to get onto the mystery at hand. I found myself continuing to read hoping to get some answers. The ending was not what I expected at all and afterwards left me re-thinking everything I had just read, which in my "book" is the mark of a great story...one that keeps you engaged long after turning the final page.

Feb 01, 2015

Ok where to begin ..... I listened to this book and i have loved most of Jodi Picoults books and was so looking forward to listening to her newest one Leaving Time. Honestly the only reason I finished this book was because I really wanted this little girl to find her mother. I also enjoyed getting to know the psychic and the detective that were helping to find Alice Metcalf. I was not expecting the end to be so unexpected. Seriously I can't decide if I would recommend this book to a friend or tell them to not waste their time. Alices journal about the elephants broke my heart and I honestly skipped over a large number of them because I did not want to be sad.

Feb 01, 2015
  • celinafranks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have been a fan of Jodi Picoult for a while, I've really enjoyed her books, but this was a complete page turner and a total mind twist towards the end. This is a must read!

Jan 22, 2015
  • blueline rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed reading this book, I was taken back with all the research needed to explain elephant behaviour. The ending was not expected but when I re-read parts of the book it was there, just didn't see it.

Jan 18, 2015
  • Lincolon rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Long and drawn out. Got about three quarters of the way and didn't find it interesting enough to finish.

Jan 17, 2015
  • desku rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I liked the book. the amount of research gone into the book was fantastic and maybe because I love elephants the book was a pleasure from the beginning to end. The lot of twists and a very different end was perhaps what made it more interesting to me.

Jan 16, 2015

This is the first book that I have read by Jodi Picoult. Overall it was a good book but would have liked to see less about elephants and more about the family in general. Has lots of twists and turns though and a shocking ending.

Jan 08, 2015

This is my first selection by Picoult. It was a decent read that kept my attention with a few twists through the length of the book. I was disappointed with the ending. The true stars of the novel are the elephants. I enjoyed learning more about these beautiful beasts.

Jan 04, 2015
  • becker rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I was a bit luke warm about this book as I was reading it but a big unpredictable twist at the very end pulled the story line together for me and raised my opinion of the book. Beware of spoilers if you intend to read it

View All Comments


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Find it at CLEVNET


Powered by BiblioCommons.
app03 Version nodvandig Last updated 2015/03/05 16:13