I have mixed emotions about this book. It is a bit different from Jodi Picoult’s previous novels. It reminded me quite a bit of Water for Elephants as it delved into the abuse of Elephants kept in captivity (circuses and zoos). I also found life in the wild for elephants quite interesting and informative. It is obvious Jodi Picoult did a lot of research for this novel.
The storyline, however, was a bit over the top. I enjoy a good story about paranormal but this one just didn’t quite do it for me. I ended up being quite disappointed with the ending although I certainly didn’t see it coming. Nice twist but so totally unbelievable that I was left shaking my head. As with her other novels, she winds through the story by switching perspectives of the different characters in the novels, which I have always enjoyed. Unlike her other novels, for some reason, I found this one was harder to follow.
If you enjoy novels about human interaction with animals, I recommend. If you are expecting the more realistic approach Jodi Picoult uses to weave a story about human relationships, you may be disappointed.