This was an interesting story to read. It’s not your typical Jodi Picoult story. Her books usually start off slow and take some time for me to get fully into. This one was captivating from page 1 and kept my interest throughout. It was much faster pace than her other books.
I’m not sure I believe in mediums or psychics, but that wouldn’t prevent me from enjoying a story. I don’t believe in vampires either, but have enjoyed books involving them.
I enjoyed this short story, but I’m just not too sure what the point of it all was. It felt more like a prequel. Yes, it would make a fantastic prequel to Serenity’s own full length book! At the end it says this character makes an appearance in Picoult’s book, Leaving Time, but that’s not the same.
Best Aspect: Captivity/Writing
Worst Aspect: Story
About the book
Even as a child, Serenity Jones knew she possessed unusual psychic gifts. Now, decades later, she’s an acclaimed medium and host of her own widely viewed TV show, where she delivers messages to the living from loved ones who have passed. Lately, though, her efforts to boost ratings and garner fame have compromised her clairvoyant instincts. When Serenity books a young war widow to appear as a guest, the episode quickly unravels, stirring up a troubling controversy. And as she tries to undo the damage—to both her reputation and her show—Serenity finds that pride comes at a high price.