This wasn't one of those instances I sped through a book in one sitting. Oh, I wanted to. But I had to take breaks because I was so invested. All I wanted to do was think about this story and these characters. So I savored it. I wanted to be in suspense for as long as possible.
And it was so worth it.
Publication Date: July 8, 2014
Keywords: suspense, mystery, psychological
Format Read: Hardcover from publisher (thanks!)
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I cannot say enough wonderful things about this book, and I haven't seen a whole lot of people talking about it as of now (it's late June as I'm writing this, but I'm hoping for more reviews and promos as it gets closer to release day).
This was beautifully written, spaced out with narratives and time gaps and the story Molly is trying to piece together because she can't remember her own life. She can't remember the people in it or things she's done or where she's gone. And the prose is gorgeous. The bits that struck me the most were the repetitive statements she told herself but they changed ever so slightly as the novel went on.
The struggle in Molly's head was astounding, and it was so real and raw, and I felt truly connected to her even though I've never had periods of my life I can't remember. But she struggles with a lot, and I was so invested in her and how she would evolve that this book was all I wanted to think about for days. And it wasn't a particularly long book, but I really tried to make it last a bit because I didn't want to leave the story.
I really don't want to say too much else about it for fear of ruining some of the wonderful surprises. So I'm going to stop here.
Read When: It just came out today, so go get yourself a copy now. Like, right now. These Barnes and Noble copies are really cheap for a new hardback.