Friday 22 July 2016

BLOG TOUR ~ All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

Today, it's my turn on the final day of the All Is Not Forgotten Blog Tour and I'm delighted that I was asked to participate with some great Book Bloggers.  You can check out who else has taken part in this Blog Tour at the end. I'd like to say thank you so much to Cara Frances for asking me to take part and also thanks to Cara, Harlequin/Mira Books for an ARC copy of All Is Not Forgotten in exchange for an honest review so without further ado here it is.........

Jenny Kramer is a fourteen year old kid in tenth grade.  She lives in the small town of Fairview, Connecticut with her family and everything seems picture perfect.  One night she is violently and viciously attacked and left for dead at a local party.  In the hours after her ordeal she is given a controversial drug consented by her parents, well her mother really to medically erase her memory of the violent assault.  As she heals from her physical wounds in the weeks and months that follow but with no factual recall of the attack, Jenny struggles with her raging emotional memory.

Her father, Tom, becomes tormented with his inability to find her attacker and seek justice for his daughter as he feels the police don't seem to be doing their job while her mother, Charlotte, prefers to pretend this horrific event did not touch her perfect and unrealistic world.

As her parents seek help for their daughter, the fault lies within their marriage and their close-knit community starts to emerge from the shadows where they've been hidden for years, and the continuous quest to find the monster who invaded their town - or perhaps they live among them..................

WOW!!!  What can I say, I didn't like it I absolutely LOVED this book.  I was hooked from the first page but I'd like to warn you that it is a bit on the brutal side at the start as it gives a very detailed description of the attack and the aftermath but PLEASE don't let this put you off as it was a fantastic read.  Jenny and her parents are all now undergoing counselling treatment from psychiatrist, Dr. Alan Forrester and the story is told from his point of view.  I really disliked Charlotte so much, mainly because of her attitude towards her daughter in the aftermath of the attack on her daughter.  My suspicions were high and didn't know who to trust throughout which is what I LOVE in a book and what an ending that was too, I definitely wasn't expecting it.  This is the first time that I've read a book by Wendy Walker and it definitely didn't disappoint.  All is not Forgotten is her debut psychological thriller but has published two women's fiction novels. I feel that this book  was very well researched and I would definitely recommend this book.  I read this back in March and it still plays on my mind almost four months later and it will stick in my memory longer than most because of the subject matter.

I can guarantee that All is not Forgotten is going to be absolutely HUGE this Summer so make sure you grab a copy to bring along with you on holidays as I can just imagine that this book will be on a lot of sun loungers and could be the perfect beach read.

All Is Not Forgotten is available on Kindle from the 12th July 2016 and in all good bookstores and is currently £1.99 on Kindle at the time of publication of this review.

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