ABOUT THE BOOK
From New York Times bestselling author Kate White comes a gripping novel about one woman’s dangerous quest to recover lost memories someone would rather she never find.
The key to her missing memories could bring relief–or unlock her worst nightmares.
On a cold, rainy morning, finance journalist Ally Linden arrives soaked to the bone at her Manhattan office, only to find that she’s forgotten her keycard. When her boss shows, he’s shocked to see her–because, he explains, she hasn’t worked there in five years.
Ally knows her name, but is having trouble coming up with much beyond that, though after a trip to the psychiatric ER, she begins to piece together important facts: she lives on the Upper West Side; she’s now a freelance journalist; she’s married to a terrific man named Hugh. More memories materialize and yet she still can’t recall anything about the previous two days. Diagnosed as having experienced a dissociative state, she starts to wonder if it may have been triggered by something she saw. Could she have witnessed an accident–or worse–had something happened to her?
Desperate for answers, Ally tries to track where she spent the missing days, but every detail she unearths points to an explanation that’s increasingly ominous, and it’s clear someone wants to prevent her from learning where those forty-eight hours went. In order to uncover the truth, Ally must dig deep into the secrets of her past–and outsmart the person who seems determined to silence her.
I loved the opening of this story which made me go cold. What the heck had happened to Ally that could make her forget the last couple of years of her life and why had she turned up to her old place of employment that her former lover owned? I was definitely hooked.
This is quite a slow burn read as Ally, with help from various other sources and hindrance from others, begins to piece her life back together. To be honest, if I had Ally’s life I think that I would want to forget most of the people I knew too, although there is, of course, a much bigger reason for her to forget events.
I suspected almost everyone at some point but still got it wrong. I don’t know if it was me or just too many suspects. It is a very twisty story with lots of red herrings in very murky water. I did enjoy the story as it was that bit different. At times creepy and edgy.
I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kate White, the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, is the New York Times bestselling author of the standalone psychological thrillers The Secrets You Keep, The Wrong Man, Eyes on You, Hush, and The Sixes, as well as eight Bailey Weggins mysteries, including Such a Perfect Wife. White is also the author of several popular career books for women, including I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve and editor of the Anthony and Agatha Award nominated The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook. She lives in New York City.