All Is Not Forgotten

All Is Not Forgotten

eBook - 2016
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"An assured, powerful novel that blends suspense and rich family drama...it is, in a word, unforgettable." ?William Landay, author of DEFENDING JACOB 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, prefers 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. 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.
Publisher: [S.I.] : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
ISBN: 9780008173630
000817363X
9781250097941
1250097940
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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taylornorman01
Aug 29, 2017

Good book that is hard to put down. It will keep you guessing and on your toes.

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DELVEVD
Jan 24, 2017

Just finished this book and could not put it down! The twists and turns will make a great movie..anyone who is a parent will sympathize with all the characters in this book, doing the right thing ....believing in ones innocence ,,,,the guilt we feel when things get out of our control...one of the best books i have read in a long time,,,could not put it down! read it you won;t be disappointed!

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pajiko
Dec 10, 2016

The first part of this book was very engaging. Unfortunately, about halfway through, it all unraveled and got ridiculous and our lead character was doing things completely out of character for (as we eventually learn)..... no reason whatsoever.

Added to the list of books I should have put down as soon as it went south. Instead it goes into the annals of books where I threw good time after bad.

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BeckyR21
Oct 17, 2016

An interesting premise, but there is something about the narrator that I just can't put my finger on.... the end ties everything together, but it is slow at times to get there. Not a 'must read,' but certainly provocative to create some good conversations about trauma and drug treatments.

ehbooklover Oct 11, 2016

3.5 stars. I wasn't sure about this one at first. It was ultra-disturbing in parts and was a little slow to start. I kept on reading since I really liked the interesting and unique choice of having a psychiatrist narrate the story. I also found the subject of memory manipulation to be a very intriguing one. Ultimately, I really enjoyed this book with its twisty plot and unexpected ending.

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Eil_1
Sep 19, 2016

I also didn't like the long passages in italics. Too much said by the doctor about memory. That said, it had a good plot and I expect that with editing it would turn out to be a good movie.

I felt this was an interesting book, and I definitely felt the author kept me on my toes wondering who was involved in the assault. When the reveal comes towards the end of the book, I felt like I had been sucker-punched (which was fine -- I'd rather not be able to predict everything in a story). This might make for an interesting book group choice, just because I think there would be a lot of things people might want to talk about after reading the book. Do I want the book on my own shelves, to read over and over again? Not really, although it was an interesting book, and maybe something I'll get from the library again at some point.

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blcwrites
Sep 13, 2016

If you've ever wondered why editors take a dim view of writing long passages in italics, this book will show you why. I could barely make it through. I see why it has been reviewed here and by the critics as a page turner. But for me, the writing was so unengaging - out of the head of a shrink - only until the very last 75 or so pages was it worth the effort.

debwalker Aug 09, 2016

Can't-stop-reading Intensity from page one. Trigger warning for parents - one of your darkest fears kicks off the story. Reese Witherspoon has the film rights - seeing her as a natural for Charlotte, the mother. No relation!

smc01 Jun 16, 2016

I was fortunate to receive an advance listening copy of this book from the publisher at the Public Libraries Association conference in April 2016. Publishers' reps at the conference touted the book as an upcoming big hit, and I would agree with them. It's much better than Gone Girl or The Girl on the Train.

One of its themes is how far one should go to protect one's child, so I would recommend it to readers of Defending Jacob, The Dinner, or The Burgess Boys. It also brings to mind The Prince of Tides which explores how a family deals with a brutal rape.

The plot grabs you immediately and keeps you guessing until the end. Some of the language and violence are graphic, but not gratuitous. Anyone who has been a victim of sexual violence would likely find the book too hard to take.

The narrator of the audiobook, Dylan Baker, is fantastic - one of the best I have heard. He uses so much expression and portrays each character uniquely, in a subtle way. It was a pleasure to be stuck in a traffic jam with this narrator!

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