Wendy Walker sure knows how to hook a reader. I don’t remember any chapter from this book that did not leave me hanging, ready to find out what happens next.
All Is Not Forgotten is a new psychological thriller dealing with the subject of rape. Please be aware of this when deciding whether to read this novel because I know it may bother some. The main character, Jenny, is a student who is brutally attacked at a high school party. Her parents decide to try a new drug that erase her memories of what happened. Trouble starts in that she is experiencing stress, fear, and panic but has no idea of how to connect those feelings to a memory.
Enter Alan, Jenny’s therapist, who tries to work with the family in helping her recover and find her attacker. What I truly enjoyed about this novel is Alan narrates the entire thing, even before we initially meet him as a character. I found that to be unique because this traumatic tale is told from an outsider’s look in, so we get a bigger picture.
If you liked Defending Jacob, this novel should definitely go on your summer reading list because they share a few similarities. Throw in some family dysfunction and plot lines encouraging you to quickly turn pages and you have the makings of a perfect summer read.
Thank you to BookSparks for a copy as part of their #SRC2016 #bestsummerever campaign in exchange for an honest review.