Some things aren't meant to be remembered . . .
They're calling it the worst pileup in London history. Margaret Holloway is driving home, but her mind is elsewhere—on a troubled student, her daughter's acting class, the next day's meeting—when she's rear-ended and trapped in the wreckage. Just as she begins to panic, a disfigured stranger pulls her from the car seconds before it's engulfed in flames. Then he simply disappears.
Though she escapes with minor injuries, Margaret feels that something's wrong. She's having trouble concentrating. Her emotions are running wild. More than that, flashbacks to the crash are also dredging up lost associations from her childhood, fragments of events that had been wiped from her memory. Whatever happened, she didn't merely forget—she chose to forget. And somehow, Margaret knows deep down that it has something to do with the man who saved her life.
As Margaret uncovers a mystery with chilling implications for her family and her very identity, Everything She Forgot winds through a riveting dual narrative and asks the question: How far would you go to hide the truth—from yourself?
When school teacher Margaret Holloway, the heroine of this absorbing psychological thriller from Edgar-finalist Ballantyne (The Guilty One), gets caught in a horrific traffic accident on a London motorway during a blizzard in December 2013, a mysterious disfigured man rescues her from her car. Increasingly obsessed about a dark time in her childhood that she seems to have blocked out, Margaret soon discovers that the man who rescued her is now in a coma, and her growing unease is beginning to affect her family and her teaching career. In flashbacks to 1985, the youngest son of a murderous crime family desperately attempts to reconnect with his seven-year-old daughter as he seeks a new, more honest life, while a small-time journalist sinks his teeth into the disappearance of a child. Ballantyne weaves a fine tale of family drama, dark secrets, and the past's effect on the present. The threads seamlessly come together in a heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, finale.
One of the best books I’ve read!
Page turner, lots of feelings in it...
Mi primer idioma es el español por lo que me expreso mejor así: Estoy sorprendida de que un libro de $2.99. Sea tan bueno o más que varios que he leído de $14.99
Totalmente recomendable, una vez que empiezas no lo puedes soltar, te sorprende en cada capítulo, aparte que te hace amar u odiar a sus personajes, pero no te quedas indiferente ante ninguno de ellos, y quieres saber cada vez más de cada uno.
Y acercándote al final te llenas de emoción y sentimientos encontrados, no todos los autores logran eso es un lector.
Everything She Forgot
This is a great story that grabs you quickly. But as usual, the Christian in the story is a crazy zealot and a hypocrite. This is so old and tiresome and was a disappointing addition to an otherwise very enjoyable novel.
"What She Forgot"
Profound! A tip: pay attention & pull the parts together as you go along. Heartbreaking! Watch out! Lisa Ballentyne is giving P. D. James a run for the money as my favorite mystery authoress!