Tuesday, July 12, 2016

All Is Not Forgotten



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.


My Review


I was really looking forward to checking this book out. From the summary, it sounded like it would be a very dark and psychological thriller. I was ready. What I did not expect was all of the talk about sex as well as the acts of sex. I can handle sex but I just thought that it was a little too overboard with the sex. Although, I did see why the author put it in there as it was part of the story. What happened to Jenny was horrific. As she was reliving that moment, I felt a strong connect with her. It felt so real that I wanted to forget the terrible event. I am glad that Jenny had two people fighting for her...her father and her psychiatrist, Dr. Alan Forrester. In fact, I liked Dr. Forrester's voice as the narrator helping to tell the story as well as sharing his feelings as a father. He was relating to Tom and what he would do in his shoes. All is Not Forgotten is an raw read that will strip you down to your emotions!

 

Wendy Walker is a practicing divorce attorney in Fairfield County, Connecticut who began writing while at home raising her three sons. She published two novels with St. Martin’s Press and edited multiple compilations for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series before writing her debut psychological thriller, All is Not Forgotten.

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