Book Review: “Everything She Forgot” by Lisa BallantyneSeptember 24, 2015 at 2:25 pm | Posted in Books | 2 Comments
Tags: Book Review, Fiction, Thriller
From the back cover: Some things aren’t meant to be remembered . . .
They’re calling it the worst pileup in London history. Margaret Holloway is driving home, but her mind is elsewhere—on a troubled student, her daughter’s acting class, the next day’s meeting—when she’s rear-ended and trapped in the wreckage. Just as she begins to panic, a disfigured stranger pulls her from the car seconds before it’s engulfed in flames. Then he simply disappears.
Though she escapes with minor injuries, Margaret feels that something’s wrong. She’s having trouble concentrating. Her emotions are running wild. More than that, flashbacks to the crash are also dredging up lost associations from her childhood, fragments of events that had been wiped from her memory. Whatever happened, she didn’t merely forget—she chose to forget. And somehow, Margaret knows deep down that it has something to do with the man who saved her life.
As Margaret uncovers a mystery with chilling implications for her family and her very identity, Everything She Forgot winds through a riveting dual narrative and asks the question: How far would you go to hide the truth—from yourself?
Margaret Holloway is driving home when she winds up in a horrific multi-car accident that traps her in her car as it begins to burn due to a ruptured fuel tank. Thankfully, she’s saved by a stranger, who quickly disappears from the scene. It is this accident and the kindness of this stranger that set the stage for the rest of this book. Believe it or not this is a story about family and choices that we make and traumas that we cause. Ms. Ballantyne has provided us with a highly complicated plot. Margaret is a highly interesting character and you feel as if you have known her all your life. “Everything She Forgot” is loaded with twists and turns that will leave you guessing all the while you are flipping pages to find out what happens next. Ms. Ballantyne has provided us with a fairly exciting book and well worth the read.
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