From the bestselling author of Recipe for a Perfect Wife comes an emotional novel about memory and the resilience of love
After hitting her head, Lucy Sparks awakens in the hospital to a shocking revelation: the man she’s known and loved for years—the man she recently married—is not actually her husband. In fact, they haven’t even spoken since their breakup four years earlier. The happily-ever-after she remembers in vivid detail—right down to the dress she wore to their wedding—is only one example of what her doctors call a false memory: recollections Lucy’s mind made up to fill in the blanks from the coma.
Her psychologist explains the condition as honest lying, because while Lucy’s memories are false, they still feel incredibly real. Now she has no idea which memories she can trust—a devastating experience not only for Lucy, but also for her family, friends and especially her devoted boyfriend, Matt, whom Lucy remembers merely as a work colleague.
When the life Lucy believes she had slams against the reality she’s been living for the past four years, she must make a difficult choice about which life she wants to lead, and who she really is.
In this enjoyable take on the amnesia story, Brown (In This Moment) explores the complexities of memory in the aftermath of an accident that alters the life of Lucy Sparks. After slipping on a patch of ice and striking her head against the pavement, Lucy suffers amnesia and confusing false memories: she has no recollection of her relationship with her live-in boyfriend, Matt, and believes she is married to her ex-fianc , Daniel (though she has nagging feelings that he isn't the one for her). Her family and friends want to protect her and hold back parts of the truth, leaving Lucy feeling frustrated and uncertain of who she can trust. Matt is doing all he can to help revive her memory about the past three years of their relationship, but nothing seems to click, and Lucy only begins to move forward when she gives up on understanding the past. This simple, thoughtful story will remind readers that nothing in life is certain.