When Alice Love surfaces from a beautiful dream to find she's been injured in a gym, she knows that something is very wrong – she hates exercise. Alice's first concern is her baby – she's pregnant with her first child, and she's desperate to see her husband, Nick, whom she knows will be worried about her. But Alice isn't pregnant. And Nick isn't worried. Alice is the mother of three children and her hostile husband is in the process of divorcing her. Alice has lost ten years of her life.
In the days that follow, small bubbles of the past rise to the surface, and Alice is forced to confront uncomfortable truths. It turns out forgetting might be the most memorable thing that's ever happened to her.
©2010 Liane Moriarty (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Liane Moriaty has a way of making very real characters present very real issues in a thought provoking and clever way. Caroline Lee brings these characters to life. They are the pole next door, your old school teacher, the guy at the coffee shop...it's li,ke walking through your own life but with your eyes and ears really wide open!
onto my third and still going. Big Little Lies is the best though!
Caroline Lee makes the characters real. She has a fabulous sense of timing. I can see that she and the author must have a very good understanding of each other
the realisation that time changes most things but not who we really are pops up many times during the book and it is a simple but refreshing and somehow deeply comforting
read this book. she tells a great tale in a very clever and moving way and the narrator is all these characters, just as you might read (or hear) them yourself.
This is the second book I have listened to by Liane Moriarty and read by Caroline Lee. The narrator does an excellent job and really enhances the book. Always a plus when that happens. I liked the twists and turns in the plot and imagine if this really did happen.
I have a busy career, travel a lot and don't have much time to read, so I listen to Audio books. I love reading!
A good story of a marriage that has gone wrong and how there's simplicity in fixing it if only we could forget the past.... Which Alice did! A story of a normal life, the climb up the corporate ladder and how material things get in the way of love and life. A lovely read!
Live life Joyfully!
Absolutely! Mind-shifting! Take a little time and walk in the shoes of the main character, it's a fun and moving read!
The premise, you wake up from a head injury and you have forgotten the last 10 years - what assumptions about your relationship then would you make now! Beautifully written!
Energy and fun! She brings the humour out fabulous!
Love Liane Moriarty and this is a favourite amongst her novels
"Brilliant, thought provoking, sad & funny."
Another amazing book by a very talented author. I loved Alice & could connect with her as a mother & a wife.
A really good story and very thought provoking. Read well and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
"Witty as always, and a bit of intrigue too"
I'm a big fan of Liane Moriarty, and this was definitely an entertaining listen, though not my favourite of her books.
"flop at the end"
I liked the concept of this, but it fell flat at the end for me. I think I was hoping for more of a twist
"Excellent, thought provoking and gripping"
Really good read
The book touched a chord with me in so many ways. I don't have 3 children and I'm not getting divorced but I could really identify with the way that life and parenting really changes you from the idealistic, laid back person you are when you're young and carefree. I loved the way that the book kept you in suspense as to what had happened to Gina and in the last 10 years of Alice's life.
A good story. It was cleverly written to give you little snippets of info as Alice's memories gradually unravel.
An enjoyable, easy listen.
This book grabbed by attention from the start and was a brilliant and emotional story
"great audio book"
completely loved this audio book, I have listened to a lot of her books, and she never fails to impress, didn't want to stop listening, very indepth without being too heavy, you get totally into the characters, and can't wait to hear what is going to happen next
I loved this book. It is quirky and funny and sad. The characters are real. The situations easily identified with. Well done.
"Thought provoking and a really good read!"
This was a very clever book, I loved the way all the characters had a part in the narrative and even though some chapters were very short, it all works! I found the way Alice coped from being supermum to forgetting 10 yrs thought provoking, touching and laugh out loud funny.
Read it, it's really good. X
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