Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Book Review: All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge,from St Martin's Press, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about the book, all opinions are my own

This new book comes out July 12th!

all is not forgotten cover


Synopsis:


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.


Review:

This is an interesting psychological 'thriller' that deals with how or minds cope with traumatic events and PTSD. With so many veterans suffering from it, it is an interesting look at how dealing with the trauma helps the brain to recover, and how not facing it can cause more prolong damage than one would think. My only fault was non the non-stop narration, I would have liked to have seen it from the characters' perspectives instead, with a narrator chapter here and there. But if you read the book in 2-3 sittings, it's less annoying and you get more of the depth of the characters themselves. It's an interesting read and I highly recommend reading it!

The good news is that Reese Witherspoon's production company has ALREADY bought the movie rights to this book, so we can look forward to a great movie of the book too!


About the Author:

Wendy Walker is an attorney and former investment banker. She lives in Connecticut where she is busy raising her three sons and writing her next thriller.


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