I don't understand how this book got such great reviews. It was probably one of the worse books I've read. Extremely unrealistic and frustrating to read. After loosing her memory of the last ten years, she's thrown back into her life, which consists of 3 kids that she doesn't remember and a husband who she is separated from. And everyone in her life goes on with their lives.....they don't understand that she can't remember, and she doesn't make it her business to explain it to them.......Extremely frustrating.
The story was interesting, had depth, and was woven well.
This book is different from The Husband's Secret and Big Little Lies. It was more heartfelt and not as light or funny. I enjoyed the mature look at kids and marriage. The plot was interesting. I was never sure how it would end up.
Not that much. I didn't love her as the narrator. I like Carol Lee, who does Big Little LIes and The Husband's Secret, better. It was fine. I am also spoiled by Devina Porter..
I wouldn't. The title is perfect!
I liked the story, but I would have liked it if the narrator could have changed her voice to distinguish between Alice and Elizabeth. I was confused at first, until I realized the characters had changed.
I wasn't so keen on this narrator, however I think this had something to do with the fact that the other two books by the same author used the same narrator and then this book used a different one. This was disappointing. It's good to have the same narrator for the same series as you have made a relationship with the story and the narrator.
I would be happy enough to listen to the narrator for other books but not interspersed in someone else's series.
The storyline was great and I loved this authors other books.
The book had a serious plot line with great comedic situations and little remarks sprinkled in. I had to stop listening at the office because I kept laughing.
It really does make you think - would you be better off if you lost a good chunk of your memory? What would your past self think of your current life?
This book was very hard to stop listening to. Every once in a while I come upon a book that I find myself thinking about days, even weeks later. This is one of those. It's very well written, narration is very goo, and it's not like any other book that I've read. The premise is a little hard to believe when you hear it, but when you are reading it, it's very believable. Alice bumps her head and loses the past 10 years of her memory. But she can sense bits and pieces of it. The story is about how much she can not relate to the person she has become. Sometimes we get so caught up in our lives and we don't step back and see what really matters. It really got me thinking about my own life.
I loved every minute of this story. I have read and listened to it. I would recommend both!
I really enjoyed the concept of this book, but found it a little difficult to get into it initially because of the narrator. It felt like there was very little (if any) change in voice between characters. The story changes perspective quite a bit, so the limited voice ranges sometimes made it confusing to follow 'who said what to whom'. Once I got past that and had a better sense of the characters, I started to enjoy the story more.