“The Gift” by Louise Jensen // Book Review

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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 heart is not just an organ. The heart stores secrets and lies. Hopes and dreams. It’s more than a muscle. I know it is. The heart remembers.” 


My review will be very short since this novel was a HUGE disappointment … The summary had really made me want to discover this story, I found it really intriguing with a promise of suspense and mysteries…

Alas, I was really bored, I didn’t appreciate the writing of the author. I read this book in French so I don’t know if it comes from the translation.

I thought this book was very repetitive, badly constructed, the story and characters were too “much”, too predictable, too implausible,… only negative points.

I clearly struggled to finish it, telling myself that maybe the end will catch up, maybe I was going to be surprised, and…: not at all.

In short, I don’t really recommend this book, but it may still please some people who “begin” in this genre, but if you read a lot of psychological thrillers you’ll be very certainly strongly disappointed …





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