Welcome to my stop on the The Moon is Missing blog tour sponsored by Suzy Approved Book Tours! Thank you to Suzy for the invitation!
Several years ago, I bought Jenni Ogden’s book, A Drop in the Ocean, because the cover and terrific reviews were too much for me to resist. I think this cover is just as gorgeous!
About the Book:
From Jenni Ogden, author of award-winning A Drop in the Ocean, comes a gripping tale of family secrets and mother–daughter conflict set in London, New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, and on a remote island off the coast of New Zealand.
Georgia Grayson has perfected the art of being two people: a neurosurgeon on track to becoming the first female Director of Neurosurgery at a large London hospital, and a wife and mother. Home is her haven where, with husband Adam’s support, she copes with her occasional anxiety attacks. That is until her daughter, 15-year-old Lara, demands to know more about Danny, her mysterious biological father from New Orleans who died before she was born. “Who was he? Why did he die? WHO AM I?” Trouble is, Georgia can’t tell her.
As escalating panic attacks prevent her from operating, and therapy fails to bring back the memories she has repressed, fractures rip through her once happy family. Georgia sees only one way forward, — to return to New Orleans where Danny first sang his way into her heart, and then to the rugged island where he fell to his death. Somehow she must uncover the truth Lara deserves, whatever the cost.
ADVANCE PRAISE for THE MOON IS MISSING
“Jenni Ogden is a beautiful writer. In her newest, a tale of domestic suspense, Ogden tells the story of a neurosurgeon bedeviled by her own sophisticated brain and the memories of a long-ago tragedy that still has the power to destroy her and her family. Pick up The Moon is Missing. You won’t put it down.”
— Jacquelyn Mitchard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean & My Only
“With gripping scenes set during Hurricane Katrina and on a remote New Zealand island, this tightly-woven family drama—fueled by long-buried secrets and a daughter’s desperate need to answer the question, ‘Who am I?’ —is ripe for book club discussion.”
—Barbara Claypole White, bestselling author of A Perfect Son & The Promise Between Us.
“Heartwarming…beautifully written…characters immensely believable…Ogden did not shy away from the harsh realities of what can happen when someone in a family is experiencing trauma from the past. Katrina was a tragedy…the novel really paid homage to the medical staff who worked tirelessly to make sure people were evacuated. The Moon is Missing is certainly a must-read for anyone who is a fan of women’s fiction, especially harkening back to the old greats such as Fern Michaels.”
—Readers’ Favorite, 5 Stars
“Jenni Ogden’s powerful novel is a mother-daughter coming of age story exploring a woman physician’s passion-driven work, the terrible mistakes and long-held family secrets that haunt her life, and the power of loving connections to heal.”
—Barbara Stark-Nemon, author of Even in Darkness & Hard Cider.
About the Author:
Reading and writing fiction is my passion, along with walking, swimming, reading and sleeping on beaches. Husband John and I live off-grid on spectacular Great Barrier Island, 100 kms off the coast of New Zealand, a perfect place to write, and for grandchildren to spend their holidays. Our winters are spent near a beach in Far North Tropical Queensland. My debut novel, A Drop in the Ocean, won multiple awards and has sold over 80,000 copies. My new novel, The Moon is Missing, will be published on 25th August, 2020. Before I wrote fiction, I was a clinical neuropsychologist, which I also loved (but we move through different stages in our lives; the important thing is always to have a passion) and became well-known for my books featuring my amazing patients’ moving stories: Fractured Minds: A Case-Study Approach to Clinical Neuropsychology, and Trouble In Mind: Stories from a Neuropsychologist’s Casebook. (The same sort of tales that the late and great Oliver Sacks was known for.)
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