The Gift Pdf Summary Reviews By Louise Jensen

The Gift Pdf is a Mystery Psychological Thriller novel By Louise Jensen. This novel is a compelling, gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist from the author of the Number One bestseller The Sister.

The Gift Book Summary

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.

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About Louise Jensen Author of The Gift Pdf Book

Louise Jensen
Louise Jensen

Louise Jensen Author of The Gift Pdf is a No. 1 bestselling author of psychological thrillers. Her first two novels, The Sister and The Gift, were both international #1 bestsellers, and have been sold for translation to sixteen countries. Her debut novel, The Sister, was nominated for The Goodreads Awards Debut of 2016.

Louise lives in Northamptonshire with her husband, children, madcap dog and a rather naughty cat. She loves to hear from readers and writers and can be found at LouiseJensen.co.uk, where she regularly blogs flash fiction.

The Gift pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information

The Gift Pdf
The Gift Pdf
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01LY6PMVO
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bookouture (December 16, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 16, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1798 KB
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 385 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Best Sellers Rank: #223,197 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
  • #2,350 in Psychological Fiction (Kindle Store)
  • #3,223 in Psychological Thrillers (Kindle Store)
  • #4,311 in Psychological Fiction (Books)
  • Customer Reviews: 4.2 out of 5 stars    2,501 ratings

The Gift Book Reviews (Amazon.com)

Pheadra Farah

4.0 out of 5 stars Most enjoyable
Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2018

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Despite having read stories with a similar theme I thoroughly enjoyed this book about a heart transplant recipient (Jenna) who starts having visions and feelings associated with her organ donor (Callie). This paragraph sums up the feelings of Jenna as she waits with hope for a miracle.
“Time was interminable: doctors consulted, nurses fuss and notes were made until one day a miracle happened. “We’ve found a heart” Dr Kapur announced.”

Strange flashbacks propel Jenna into finding out more about the donor and how she died. This sets Jenna off on a mission to discover what Callie is trying to tell her, despite the obvious dangers she now exposes herself to.
“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.”

Cellular memory is discussed as a theory including documented instances where the recipient has changed their eating habits, likes and even spoke the native language of the donor that neither doctors nor scientists were able to explain. This made the book thought-provoking.
“It is proven that memory itself is distributed throughout the neural system and the heart’s nervous system contains around 40 000 neurons that communicate with the brain. If you transplant a heart, you are transplanting these neurons.”

This novel is a gripping psychological thriller that steadily builds up the tension throughout.
“We all have our reasons for doing the things we do, don’t we? The lies we tell. We are all a mixture of good and bad and I don’t think anyone is entirely one thing or the other.”
Unlike most gripping thrillers of late that I’ve read, the ending had an unforeseen twist. I also liked that the story was balanced with good, bad and not too bad nor too good characters. More importantly, the story is well written but still easy to read.

Strange flashbacks propel Jenna into finding out more about the donor and how she died. This sets Jenna off on a mission to discover what Callie is trying to tell her, despite the obvious dangers she now exposes herself to.
“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.”

Cellular memory is discussed as a theory including documented instances where the recipient has changed their eating habits, likes and even spoke the native language of the donor that neither doctors nor scientists were able to explain. This made the book thought-provoking.
“It is proven that memory itself is distributed throughout the neural system and the heart’s nervous system contains around 40 000 neurons that communicate with the brain. If you transplant a heart, you are transplanting these neurons.”

This novel is a gripping psychological thriller that steadily builds up the tension throughout.
“We all have our reasons for doing the things we do, don’t we? The lies we tell. We are all a mixture of good and bad and I don’t think anyone is entirely one thing or the other.”

Unlike most gripping thrillers of late that I’ve read, the ending had an unforeseen twist. I also liked that the story was balanced with good, bad and not too bad nor too good characters. More importantly, the story is well written but still easy to read.

Heather Strong

4.0 out of 5 stars Great page-turner
Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2017

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This is another author that I have never heard of. I bought this book on Amazon around Christmas and just picked it up and decided to read it. I thought it was a book based on the movie with the same title, but by the end of the first chapter, I realized that I was wrong. I kept on, however, and I am very glad that I did! You first meet Jenna following a heart transplant. She is a young woman living on her own after breaking up with her live-in boyfriend shortly after her surgery, knowing that she can’t give him the life he dreams of now that she can no longer have children. Jenna depends on others or public transportation to get around, and she is about to start back at work after taking some months off for recovery. But then she starts feeling weird. At first she thinks her medication is too strong and she tries to cope. But then Jenna starts having these weird dreams and has become very forgetful which has made her feel very uneasy.
Against her therapists recommendations, Jenna, also, desires to meet her heart donors family to pay her respects and to properly thank them for their selflessness. While in their home, she begins to realize that the dreams are not dreams, but memories of the original owner of her new heart and she finds herself completely emerged in a possible murder investigation that leads to more stress and a stalker situation! This is a must read, my friends!

Griffy

5.0 out of 5 stars Full of twists and turns!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 16, 2019

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Wow! Cellular memory is something I’d never heard of before reading The Gift. What an exciting theme to add to a psychological thriller. I can only imagine how much research the author had to do to bring this story to life in the way that she did.

I certainly felt for the main character, heart transplant patient Jenna, and I tensely hoped that she would get to the bottom of the mystery. What happened to Callie?

I loved the pacing of the novel as well as the Callie chapters, they had me flicking through the pages faster than a sprinter leaping over the finishing line. After previously reading The Surrogate, I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed as I enjoy Louise’s style of writing. If you love a psychological thriller filled with twists and turns, then this is your book. It never stopped surprising me, right up to the end. Fab and fast read!

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