Anyone who knows me knows that I'm always looking for the next book to read. I read Gone Girl this time last year and have subsequently been craving something dark. Does anyone else do that? It's almost like falling into a pattern. When I read the quick summary of Lisa Ballantyne's Everything She Forgot I knew I had a winner. It's dark, filled with mystery, and a little sadness, but I won't spoil anything.
Everything She Forgot is exactly the kind of book I love to read. It's consuming. It sucks you in immediately, teasing out the story, told through the perspectives of several characters both present day and in the past. You get a clear idea of what might be going on early enough, discovering different bits and pieces of the puzzle, watching as they slowly come together through the eyes of each character. The moment my suspicions were very slightly confirmed there was no putting it down. I wanted to know. I wanted Margaret to remember. I wanted to see if I was right. This is the kind of book you find yourself thinking about when you're not reading, wondering what will happen next, trying to work out in your head how the plot might take shape, where the story would go from there. I even read parts of it out loud to JD and summarized what was going on for him at multiple turns.
I loved reading this book, truly couldn't put it down. It's an adventure, one that comes highly recommended. If you're looking for something to read snuggled up on your couch with a cup of tea on a chilly autumn day, this one's it.
Harper Collins is giving away a print copy of Everything She Forgot to three lucky readers so don't forget to enter to win below. If you'd like to get your hands on a copy sooner, it it currently available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.