Today I am over the moon to be taking part in Louise Jensen’s blog tour for The Gift! This book is amazing! I hope you will all be ordering your copy, if you haven’t already.
Publisher: Bookouture (16th December 2016)
The perfect daughter is dead. And a secret is eating her family alive…
Jenna is given another shot at life when she receives a donor heart from a girl called Callie. Eternally grateful to Callie and her family, Jenna gets closer to them, but she soon discovers that Callie’s perfect family is hiding some very dark secrets …
Callie’s parents are grieving, yet Jenna knows they’re only telling her half the story. Where is Callie’s sister Sophie? She’s been ‘abroad’ since her sister’s death but something about her absence doesn’t add up. And when Jenna meets Callie’s boyfriend Nathan, she makes a shocking discovery.
Jenna knows that Callie didn’t die in an accident. But how did she die? Jenna is determined to discover the truth but it could cost her everything; her loved ones, her sanity, even her life.
A compelling, gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist from the author of the Number One bestseller The Sister.
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Well, Louise Jensen certainly knows how to keep a reader turning those pages!
Having read and enjoyed The Sister back in July, I was very excited to read The Gift.
Jenna is recovering from a heart transplant after suddenly falling ill. She is on quite a concoction of medication designed to prevent her body from rejecting her new heart. She knows the possible side effects, but nothing prepares her for the dreams and unusual feelings she starts to experience. She starts to believe she is seeing her donor’s memories and begins to research the possibility. She discovers the theory of Cellular Memory. A theory that more experts are beginning to support. They believe the heart holds memories that can be transferred to the organs recipient. Jenna becomes more and more convinced that this is what is happening to her and she has an overwhelming feeling that her donor, Callie, is trying to tell her something. Something feels very, very wrong and she is determined to find out what.
She arranges to meet her donor’s parents, against medical advice, and her obsession with Callie strengthens. What is she trying to tell her? She can’t seem to focus properly on anything else. She’s not sleeping or eating properly. She hasn’t been back at work for long before things start to go wrong. Her friendships and relationships are strained and she wonders herself, at times, if she might be losing her mind. She was totally unprepared for the truth!
I was hooked from the very first page and as I was discovering the truth I was more and more gobsmaked by each chapter. There are twists I never saw coming and many of the characters shocked me with the secrets they had been keeping! Just brilliant!
Jenna is a very likeable character. I warmed to her immediately. I can only imagine what it must feel like to think you’re going to die one minute then find yourself on the road to recovery, but only because someone else has died. It must be natural to feel some guilt despite being thankful to be alive. Such conflicting emotions.
The Gift is a brilliantly written, fast-paced and original story which kept me up late at night as I just needed to read just one more chapter!
I can safely say that Louise Jenson is now another one of my favourite authors and I look forward to her future work.
A big thank you to Bookouture for my auto-approval on Netgalley and to Kim Nash for inviting me to take part in the blog tour for this brilliant book.
About the author:
Louise is a USA Today Bestselling Author, and lives in Northamptonshire with her husband, children, madcap spaniel and a rather naughty cat.
The Sister is Louise’s debut novel and it reached No.1 on the Amazon Kindle chart in both the UK and Canada and No.1 on iBooks. Louise’s second book, The Gift, was published on 16th December 2016.
Louise loves to hear from readers and writers and can be found at http://www.louisejensen.co.uk, where she regularly blogs flash fiction.
What everyone is saying about The Gift:
My God! It’s a bloody corker! An exquisite writer…Louise has completely knocked it out of the park and brought us all another amazing thriller! MY FIRST EVER GOLD STAR AWARD‘ Emma the Little Bookworm
‘Hells Bells! The Gift by Louise Jensen is an absolute cracker of a read it’s tense, gripping and thrilling. I literally devoured this book in one sitting, I love it when you read a book and the opening chapter grabs you by the throat …Louise Jensen has written a belter of a book that will keep even the most hardened psychological thriller lover glued to their kindle/book’ The Book Review Cafe
‘Louise Jensen has this great gift of being able to drag you directly into the story and carry you along kicking and screaming! Drop everything and curl up in a comfy chair because as soon as you start this book you won’t want to do anything else!’ Angelnet Reviews
‘I absolutely ADORE Louise Jensen’s writing … The Gift is full to the brim of twists and turns …superb!‘ Damp Pebbles
‘This book is a compulsive read – once you start it you’ll find it incredibly hard to put down again until you’ve finished it …I love the way that nearly every chapter ends on a mini cliff-hanger – it kept me turning the pages late into the night and eventually I decided I simply couldn’t go to bed until I knew the truth! ‘ Rather Too Fond of Books
Make sure you catch up with the rest of this fab blog tour…..