Friday, March 30, 2018

ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker

ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN is a pretty good thriller. There is a lot to like about this one. I loved the premise of this story. I tore through this book in two sittings. Each chapter leaves you hanging, which is a good thing because it keeps you reading. 

Wendy Walker did her research before writing this book. I love psychological thrillers and this book feels original. Wendy Walker uses old tropes, but she makes them her own–it feels new, at least to me anyway. 


Through memories, the past and the present collide in an ending that feels a tad bit clunky and tangled. The execution is solid up until the very end. There are red herrings to keep the reader guessing, which is the fun part. 

ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN is a smart read that keeps your attention. The characters are believable and the dialogue is smart, which makes it that much more interesting. It's a who-done-it that keeps up with the best of them. 

I will be reading more of Wendy Walker in the future. If you like psychological thrillers, then this is the book for you. It's a great way to spend a couple of hours. 

Recommend!

4/5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐


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.

1 comment:

  1. I liked this book too. It was quite a page turner. And it says a lot about the author's sleight of hand with pacing and suspense that it was so engrossing when I found the narrator so unlikable.

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