Second Glance – Jodi Picoult

ynopsis from Amazon.co.uk

When a plot of land is being developed in Vermont against the will of a local Native American tribe, strange things begin to happen – and Ross Wakeman, a paranormal investigator, is asked to get involved. He’s a desperate drifter who’s taken up ghost hunting in an effort to cross paths again with his fiancee, who died in a car crash eight years ago, but he has yet to experience anything even remotely paranormal. Then Ross meets Lia . . . As a seventy-year-old murder case is reopened, a shocking secret about a crime of passion long past is revealed.

My Review

Jodi Picoult is one of my favourite authors, but I find her books a little hit or miss sometimes. This book was definitely a hit, I thought it was a great book, and read it in 2 sittings because I just couldn’t put it down. The story is about Ross, a ghost hunter looking for the spirit of his dead fiancee, he’s basically given up on life, but then he stumbles into a situation that reminds him what living is all about. One thing I love about Picoult’s books are how she takes numerous seperate stories and somehow threads them all together in the end, and she does that well in this book. A few things were a little predictable, but it doesn’t take away from the story in any way.

The only thing that annoyed me slightly in this book, was the character that kept using big words from the dictionary that I didn’t have a clue what they meant, and I just thought it was unnecessary really, unless the aim was to have people reading the book alongside a dictionary. But other than that the book was well written, and very easy to read. I enjoyed the supernatural aspect with the ghosts, and I liked how the story flowed well, with regards to the relationships developing. This is definitely one of the better Picoult books, and may just be a close favourite to My Sister’s Keeper for me now.

5/5

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