This story touched on many topics; the plight of elephant poaching, elephant sanctuaries, psychics and the afterlife, murder and mental illness. The setting is Africa and a female doctor is studying the habits of elephants and grief and documenting it for study. To me this topic was very interesting, much more than I had anticipated. Elephants are very interesting animals. There is much intelligence and family instincts it appears from the information in this book. A man who has started an elephant sanctuary in New England comes to Africa to gather information about elephants and the female doctor and the man fall for each other. He travels back to New England and the doctor finds out she is pregnant. She eventually decides to go to New England and inform the man about the baby. She decides to stay and they get married. In the first few years it begins to unravel because of mental illness, and the cost of keeping the sanctuary solvent. There eventually is a murder and the doctor comes up missing. The daughter is now a teenager and with the assistance of a psychic and a retired detective she tries to find out what happened to her mother. I enjoyed this book as I always do anything written by Jodi Picoult. It has twists and turns and a surprise ending which is good. It was a good read to start the summer with. I recommend it. Thanks for stopping!