Wednesday, July 17, 2019

What Alice Forgot (Liane Moriarty)

What would happen if suddenly an entire decade of your life was erased? One ordinary day, you fell at the gym and hit your head. When you woke up, the person you thought you were married to is now divorcing you and the child you were pregnant with is now ten (not to mention the fact that you now have two additional children). This is the original premise of bestselling author Liane Moriarty's What Alice Forgot.

Alice Love is close to turning thirty. She is in a wonderful marriage with Nick and pregnant with her first child. Until the day of the fall that is. Now, she must come to terms with the fact that her marriage is ending, she has no memory of any of her three children, and she is actually turning forty. Moriarty tells Alice's story of piecing her memories back in many different ways, through the journal entries of her family members and through Alice herself.

Moriarty's writing is top-notch and what I loved about this book was that I was surprised by the turn of events in many instances. Sometimes what you think is going to happen doesn't, and that's the hallmark of a talented author when he or she can do that.