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Bestselling author Jodi Picoult is ‘a master of her craft’ (Daily Telegraph) who writes ‘elegant, spare prose with the punch of a populist thriller’ (Elle). In this original short story, available exclusively as an eBook, Picoult introduces Serenity Jones, one of the fascinating characters from her eagerly awaited new novel, Leaving Time.

Even as a child, Serenity Jones knew she possessed unusual psychic gifts. Now, decades later, she’s an acclaimed medium and host of her own widely viewed TV show, where she delivers messages to the living from loved ones who have died. Lately, though, her efforts to boost ratings and garner fame have compromised her clairvoyant instincts.

When Serenity books a young war widow to appear as a guest, the episode quickly unravels, stirring up a troubling controversy. And as she tries to undo the damage – to both her reputation and her show – Serenity finds that pride comes at a high price.


Impossible to put down
Picoult's pitch and pace are masterly and hardly conducive to a good night's sleep
Financial Times
This is Picoult's greatest strength: her ability to inhabit other people's feelings, relishing the bits that are complex and contradictory . . . she is a master of her craft.
Sunday Telegraph
The first person accounts about what happened in the Holocaust are absolutely harrowing . . . there are descriptive passages that make you catch your breath
Sunday Express on THE STORYTELLER
If you think you know Jodi Picoult, her latest novel will make you think again . . . a powerful and unexpected climax -
Good Housekeeping on THE STORYTELLER