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


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Mar 31, 2015

A little different from her other books, but that's what makes it good. If it wasn't already a couple days overdue, I'd re-read it!
Do not be tempted to skip to the end after reading the reviews. That would totally spoil it.
This would make an awesome movie!

Mar 10, 2015
  • loonylovesgood rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

O.M.G. This book. Reminded me of The Sixth Sense. Now I have to go back and skim through the book again to see if I can find the hidden "clues."
Not her best work, but still a lot different from some of her other stories.

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.

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