Monday, August 15, 2016

All is Not Forgotten

Book synopsis(via Goodreads):

In the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut 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, prefers to pretend this horrific event did not touch her perfect country club world.

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.

***Many thanks to Net Galley and St. Martin's Press for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest opinion. ***

This insomniac's opinion:

First things first - if you are a sexual assault survivor(like I am), than you need to know that the sexual assault scenes and the aftermath are pretty brutal to read. So, trigger warning for all of you survivors.

On to the review-- Holy hell, it took me awhile after turning the last page to process this book. Hell, maybe I'm still processing it.

Super interesting and unusual premise with many twists and turns. It really made me think of recovery after a violent act in a completely different light.


4 stars

Worth staying up all night to read?

Yes, IF you can manage reading some of the brutality. Proceed with caution.


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