The Gift by Louise Jensen



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

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.


My thoughts 4*

I had never heard of cellular memory, and now I’m intrigued by it. Cellular memory is where some health professionals think that a transplant patient takes on some of the memories and traits of the donor.

Bringing this theory into a thriller is chilling.

Jenna gets very ill with viral infection that attacks her heart. A transplant is the only hope for her.

She receives a donor heart from a girl called Callie, another young woman, who died in an accident.

The story is told by Jenna in the present day, but flashbacks and bits of dreams are thrown in the mix.

Are they Callie’s thoughts and dreams? Or is it the massive cocktail of anti-rejection drugs Jenna takes causing paranoia? Was someone following her, watching her? Was it her imagination?

I liked Jenna’s relationship with Sam, and you find out some emotional things that happened in the past.

Her relationship with Nathan, Callie’s boyfriend, made me nervous. Being in his company gave her lots of different feelings……good and bad.

It was a suspenseful read at times and I felt like I needed to look over my shoulder a few times. It got quite twisty-turny towards then end as the conclusion was reached.

And I loved the cover, complementing The Sister perfectly.

A really enjoyable plot.

Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for my review copy in exchange for an honest review.

Publication date 16th December 2016

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