Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Book Review: All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

Title: All Is Not Forgotten
Author: Wendy Walker
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: 12 July 2016
Pages: 320
Format: eBook- PDF
Genre: Thriller
Source: ARC via NetGalley


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It begins in the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut, where everything seems picture perfect.

Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. But, in the weeks and months that follow, as she heals from her physical wounds, and with no factual recall of the attack, Jenny struggles with her raging emotional memory. Her father, Tom, becomes obsessed with his inability to find her attacker and seek justice while her mother, Charlotte, struggles to pretend this horrific event did not touch her carefully constructed world.

As Tom and Charlotte seek help for their daughter, the fault lines within their marriage and their close-knit community emerge from the shadows where they have been hidden for years, and the relentless quest to find the monster who invaded their town - or perhaps lives among them - drive this psychological thriller to a shocking and unexpected conclusion.

As they seek help for their daughter, the fault lines within their marriage and their close-knit community emerge from the shadows where they have been hidden for years, and the relentless quest to find the monster who invaded their town - or perhaps lives among them - drive this psychological thriller to a shocking and unexpected conclusion.
(Goodreads Synopsis)



All Is Not Forgotten is a masterful piece of storytelling. I loved the original and interesting manner of the narration, particularly when that narrator became embroiled in his own tale. The twists were cleverly introduced, and most I did not see coming. The story introduces many ethical themes, and is therefore a very thought-provoking read. I was always eager to read on, as desperate as the narrator himself to get at the "truth". Although, the nature of that truth is another issue the book raises. This book is not really within my usual genre of reading; however, I'm glad I requested it when it caught my eye as it proved to be a very deep and worthwhile read.

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