Forget Me Now
post written by Esther Filbrun
Title: Forget Me Now
Author: Alana Terry
Major Themes: Christian Fiction, Mysteries, Thrillers
Synopsis: When she wakes up every day expecting to go on her class trip, only to discover all over again that her mother and boyfriend are dead or missing and she’s lost three months of her life, Mia must figure out why—and time is running out.
I’ve always had a love for mysteries, and judging by the top sellers worldwide, I’m not the only one! My most recent read was Forget Me Now. I was quite intrigued by the premise of this book, because it included a character that was dealing with severe memory loss. Having read Chautona Havig’s Sight Unseen series, I’ve already gained an appreciation for mysteries involving memory loss, so I was very curious as to what Alana Terry would do in this book. I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed, whatever I did end up reading—and I was right!
Mia wakes up each morning thinking that it’s spring, the day of her class trip. But as the day progresses, she finds out that that actually happened three months ago—and that her mother is dead and boyfriend is missing. The next morning, the process repeats itself—but she is sure that she should be able to remember something. Will she be able to remember enough, though, to get the right person behind bars?
Truth be told, I was expecting to meet something similar to the memory loss in the Sight Unseen series. Alana Terry went a completely different route, though, and I was captivated, to say the least! I love it when authors exercise their creativity in creating grand new worlds for us to explore! This book wasn’t the most satisfying mystery I’ve ever read, but only because it didn’t end the way I expected it to. I ended up being thankful it ended the way it did, though, because it’s actually more realistic, in a way!
If you love mysteries, are intrigued by stories based around memory loss (like me!), or enjoy books that are a little different from your normal fare, I’d recommend you check out Forget Me Now. I quite enjoyed it as a change of pace!
I requested a free review copy of this book, and this is my honest opinion of it.
WARNING: The word “go—” is used in ch. 4 twice. “Dang it” is used in ch. 8. “Geeze” is used in ch. 31. Sleeping together is mentioned in ch. 4, and women’s things are talked about briefly in ch. 7. Unmarried people touch in ch. 10 and 33. There is lying in ch. 12, 19, 21, and 29. A girl sees her brother just getting out of the shower in ch. 14 (not explicit). There are a few mentions of a girl who was viciously attacked and murdered in ch. 21 and 31. A girl remembers seeing men of questionable character talking to her father in ch. 21. There are kisses mentioned in ch. 22 and 33.
Reading Independently—Ages 15 and Above, Adults
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Book Depository: Paperback
Keywords: Christian Fiction, Thrillers, Mystery, Books for Women