From the BESTSELLING author of BIG LITTLE LIES . . .
How can ten years of your life just disappear?
Alice is twenty-nine.
She adores sleep, chocolate, and her ramshackle new house.
She's newly engaged to the wonderful Nick
. . . and is pregnant with her first baby.
There's just one problem. That was ten years ago . . .
Alice slipped in her step-aerobics class, hit her head and lost a decade.
Now she's a grown-up, bossy mother of three in the middle of a nasty divorce and her beloved sister Elisabeth isn't speaking to her.
This is her life but not as she knows it.
Just how many mistakes can you make in a decade?
Can she ever get back to the woman she used to be?
'Gripping, thought-provoking and funny' Marie Claire
'Funny and knowing about what we choose to remember, and fight to forget' O Magazine
'A bittersweet tale by a gifted writer' Woman's Weekly
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This winning not-quite amnesia story parses what happens when Alice, a married mother of three whose marriage is disintegrating, takes a knock on the head and comes to thinking she is herself, but 10 years younger and in the middle of a blossoming young marriage, with her first child on the way. As younger Alice adjusts to her older life and body, she finds much to be surprised at: a wealthy lifestyle she never dreamed of, a rejuvenated mother with a surprising love interest, and a sister whose life has turned out unexpectedly disappointing. And everyone is so sorry for something that happened with her best friend Gina, whom she doesn't remember, but apparently who helped sow the seeds of her marriage's collapse. But as the young Alice takes over the older Alice's life and applies her goofy, laissez-faire approach to living, the tension builds: what will happen if old Alice regains her memory? Alice's journey of reconciling herself to how her life came to be what it is, and her slowly building understanding of how the threads of her marriage began to unravel, is moving, well-paced, and thoroughly pleasurable.
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What Alice Forgot ❤
I really loved this book. It made me smile inside & out. And unlike most books, the ending is a proper ending. Not just cut off & quick. Definatley give it a read. It's has a lot of different feeling & thought. I'm glad I read it and will be sad to put it down 👍
Really enjoyed this book
To start with I found it slow, I thought get on with it... but once I got into it, well I really got into it. Ended up talking about it to friends and family and recommended it to them. Really great read, love the different perspectives in the book. The author is just so good at writing something really realistic, that's also shocking and gripping. Great read.
This was an excellent book, great for taking on holiday, very easy read but very difficult to put down!! I really enjoyed reading it, the experiences of a mother of 3 and school life were very well portraited!!