Thursday, August 11, 2016

All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

All Is Not Forgotten
by Wendy Walker
audio narrated by: Dylan Baker

Find out more about this book and author:
Twitter @Wendy_Walker

Just released: July 12, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Hardback: 320 pages
Rating: 5

First sentence(s):
He followed her through the woods behind the house.

It begins in the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut, where 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, struggles to pretend this horrific event did not touch her carefully constructed world.

As Tom and Charlotte 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 two-bits:

I received a look at a rape and the ugly aftermath in this novel. The perspectives of the survivor and family members are analyzed and the process of healing is described to paint a complete picture.

I liked how the importance of healing for family as a whole is handled during this traumatic situation.

Got me thinking of parenting and the nature of memories.


* part of Audiobook Challenge

* part of Summer Reading Challenge (here) @booksparks #SRC2016 #BestSummerEver

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