Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat If you want to join in grab your current read, flick to a random page, select two sentences (without spoilers) and share them in a blog post or in the comments of Books and a Beat.
This week I have another teaser is from All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker. I started reading it last week but got distracted with other books over the weekend and have only just picked it up again. At the moment I can’t decide whether it’s dull or fascinating. The narrator is a psychiatrist, a sort of objective observer of the events and while this gives some interesting insights it seems to distance you from the story and characters. I’ve read reviews which say stick with it so I am.
We are small, inconsequential beings. It is only our place in the hearts of others that fills us up, that gives us our purpose, our pride and our sense of self. We need our parents to love us without condition, without logic and beyond reason.
~ Location 1183, All Is Not Forgotten, Wendy Walker (ARC from NetGalley)
Synopsis (from GoodReads)
In the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut everything seems picture perfect.
Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. But, in the weeks and months that follow, as she heals from her physical wounds, and with no factual recall of the attack, Jenny struggles with her raging emotional memory. Her father, Tom, becomes obsessed with his inability to find her attacker and seek justice while her mother, Charlotte, prefers to pretend this horrific event did not touch her perfect country club world.
As they seek help for their daughter, the fault lines within their marriage and their close-knit community emerge from the shadows where they have been hidden for years, and the relentless quest to find the monster who invaded their town – or perhaps lives among them – drive this psychological thriller to a shocking and unexpected conclusion.
Happy reading everyone.