I think the only reason I picked this book at my library was because I wanted a good read, and knew I'd get it from Jodi Picoult. This late in the year, I know I'm not going to finish all 40 categories on the PopSugar 2016 Reading Challenge, so I'll just list this one for 'a book that takes place during summer.' There were scenes involving riding a bike, and lots of outdoors stuff. I think it was summer. Hahaha...
Anyway, I've struggled with writing any sort of review for Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult because of the revelation toward the end of the book. I don't want to give anything away.
Straight from the Amazon site:
For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts.
Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest: Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons, only to later doubt her gifts, and Virgil Stanhope, the jaded private detective who’d originally investigated Alice’s case along with the strange, possibly linked death of one of her colleagues. As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, they’ll have to face even harder answers.
As Jenna’s memories dovetail with the events in her mother’s journals, the story races to a mesmerizing finish. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner, Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers.
You should TOTALLY read this book. Everyone I know should read this book so I have someone who knows why I'm blown away, and we can talk about it.
It was available through my local library's Kindle collection, so you may be able to get it to read right now - go on!!