‘Deeply intriguing and provocative,… ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN is not to be missed’
You can erase the memory. But you cannot erase the crime.
Jenny’s wounds have healed.
An experimental treatment has removed the memory of a horrific and degrading attack.
She is moving on with her life.
That was the plan. Except it’s not working out.
Something has gone. The light in the eyes. And something was left behind. A scar. On her lower back. Which she can’t stop touching.
And she’s getting worse.
Not to mention the fact that her father is obsessed with finding her attacker and her mother is in toxic denial.
It may be that the only way to uncover what’s wrong is to help Jenny recover her memory. But even if it can be done, pulling at the threads of her suppressed experience will unravel much more than the truth about her attack.
‘Original, compelling and very, very clever’
-B.A. Paris, bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors
All Is Not Forgotten is quite a strange yet deeply disturbing novel.
After reading the description of the novel I have to admit to expecting something totally different to what I actually read.
The whole story is told by Dr Alan Forrester who is a therapist that helps Jenny and her family overcome the ordeal of the horrific rape that Jenny endured.
The details of the horrific rape certainly is not one for the faint hearted and it is understandable why someone would want to totally forget about such an awful event. The drugs don’t seem to quite fully work though and personally I think it leaves the patients with some sort of void. Also with the rapist still being at large, the police need Jenny to remember what happened for any small details that could help capture the monster that raped her.
Jenny as well as her mum and dad all have therapy to help them deal with what has happened. Through Alan and his sessions with the family we get to find out more about the small town that they live in as well as that awful night in the woods.
There seems to be quite a few different threads to the story that all seem to weave together until finally you get the full picture.
All Is Not Forgotten was an unexpected read that really messes with your mind. The author plays and taunts the reader leading them in one direction only to go off in a totally different one. It certainly is very cleverly written and one that left me feeling slightly uncomfortable due to the disturbing content. Definitely one for readers that like their books that bit more darker.
My thanks to Cara at Mira Uk/Harlequin (UK) Limited for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
All Is Not Forgotten: The gripping thriller you’ll never forget is out now and available to purchase from Amazon.