The Gift Louise Jensen
I love a book that gets me surfing the internet to learn about something I’ve never heard of before, and when there’s a cracking story involved, it’s just a bonus.
In this case Google was employed to research Cellular Memory. The less than scientific theory that cells in the body can contain memories. So; when the main protagonist of this story, Jenna, starts to have strange dreams following a heart transplant, is she re-living memories of the donor?
In a very unorthodox move Jenna manages to identify her donor, Callie, and visits the late girl’s family. Are her Mom and dad telling the truth, where is the errant sister, Sophie, and why is Callie’s Dads brother, Joe, so threatening.
Jenna finds out that Callie died in a car crash and that nobody had an explanation for why she was driving alone on a country road late at night, miles from where she should have been.
Jenna’s dreams become more vivid, but are they Callie’s memories, or is she just getting over familiar with the other girl’s life.
Things get worse when Jenna meets Nathan, the too-good-to-be-true, fiancé of Callie.
The investigation into Callie’s life and death begin to overtake Jenna’s daily life.
The more Jenna considers the death of her donor the worse the dreams and flashbacks become.
Will Jenna solve what might not even be a puzzle, and how much danger will she put herself into trying to do so?
You’ll have to read the book to find out.
You won’t be disappointed.
This is a genuinely new story for me. In a world where many books are just rehashes of the same-old, same-old, with different character names, this book stands out as being original.
Did I like it?
Somebody must have used this in a blog already but. The Gift is the gift that just keeps giving, right up to the last page.