My review of The Gift by Louise Jensen

The perfect daughter. The perfect girlfriend. The perfect murder?

Jenna is seriously ill. She’s lost all hope of getting the heart transplant she needs to live. But just as her life is ebbing away, she receives a donor heart from a girl called Callie.
Who was Callie and how did she die? Jenna is determined to find out. The closer Jenna gets to those who loved Callie, the more questions arise about her untimely death. Someone knows what happened to Callie. Why won’t they talk?  Jenna is about to uncover the truth, but it could cost her everything; her loved ones, her sanity, even her life.

Having read the author’s previous book, I knew that I wanted to read this one, she had a lot to live up too but boy did she do it! This is a gripping psychological thriller which covers a tough subject. The Gift explores the touch subject of organ donation and the impact of this upon the recipient.

The book covers the concept of Cellular Muscle Memory (whereby human cells retain their memories after transplantation, in this case, a heart) and whilst I have read a little bit about this in the past, the book really did made me wonder how much would the person receiving the organ know and could this change the past for the donor.

The main character did slightly irritate me at times but not enough to be put off, I desperately wanted to know how the book was going to end, and I was really pleased with the ending. Plenty of twists and turns, I guessed some of them but still plenty of surprises for me. Looking forward to more of the same please Louise!

The book is out now!

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