Published by Ballantine Books on October 14th 2014
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I’m teetering between a 3 or a 3.5 rating for this book. I have to say that I did not see the ending coming! Jenna has been wondering for years about what happened to her Mother after a tragic event that occured at the elephant sanctuary run by her parents. She takes matters in her own hands and enlists the help of Serenity ,a psychic, and Virgil, one of the detectives who originally investigated the death at the elephant sanctuary. She never knew what happened to her Mother after that night. The trio set out to find out what happened to Alice. This book is told in alternating points of view. I especially liked Serenity and Alice’s (the missing Mother) parts. There is a lot of information on elephants in this book. Picoult definitely did her research. I found the information to be very interesting but as the book went on, it began to get a little old. BUT….it does all have a purpose. Alice was a post doc researcher studying (and living with elephants). She studied how elephants grieve the loss of other elephants…especially when a Mother Elephant loses her calf. This was an enjoyable read..some may have seen the ending coming, but I did not.