Title: All Is Not Forgotten
Author: Wendy Walker
Pub Date: July 12th, 2016
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Wow, this is the book to read right now! I suspect that this will be a new ‘Gone Girl’ in a sense that a lot of people will try to duplicate this story in a different way, will try to create this new kind of narrator.
The story starts with a mysterious narrator telling us a story that shattered lives of Kramer’s family and deeply disturbed life in a small town of Fairview. One night, during a party a teenage girl is brutally raped. And in hours after this attack, she is given a controversial new treatment – the treatment. Thanks to a pill she will forget all about the trauma, she won’t remember what happened to her, she won’t have to deal with possible PTSD of the attack, won’t have a flashback, she won’t have to deal with horrors of being a rape victim. She will forget it all. But the treatment doesn’t do its magic. She doesn’t remember what happened to her, but she still feels wrong, her body remembers the attack. She struggles emotionally and finally her problems are recognised, and she and her party start therapy. Therapy that will help Jenny remember what happened and eventually help her to deal with it, therapy that will hep Tom work out his obsession with finding the perpetrator, and Charlotte help deal with her secrets.
Finding out who is the unnamed narrator and then following him to the unexpected end makes this book a must read for a psychological thriller fans. The story is very nicely knitted, and surprisingly finding out who was the attacker – the thing that we are looking for throughout the whole book is not the most unexpected turn in the story. Things that may bother you throughout the story, things that did bother me and seemed to be a bit of a cheap and lazy explanation that author is giving us for narrator’s actions all make sense t the end. So don not put down the book when you think that this is just lame, and doesn’t make sense, and you are not sold so why to bother to read the book. It will all make sense at the end. Still, this is not a five-star book. The ending could be better, the reviling of all the secrets could be more dramatic or just more gripping. It feels a bit flat but is still good and worth the read.