What an Interesting Book…
3.75 out of 5 stars
This was another book that I was really excited about, and the I probably got a lot of other new books around the same time. I should have jumped on it sooner. I checked some other reviews before writing mine because I wasn’t sure how others felt about it. It’s not that I wasn’t sure about my feelings, but there was something about this book that I couldn’t describe.
Forget Me Not was a crazy book from beginning to end. It started off slow, and soon we start to figure out who Linda is and what makes her tick. The nickname she’s given by those who don’t know her was just the beginning of the amount of times I thought “wtf?” while reading this. Oliva did a great job keeping the payoff and the twists a surprise and honestly a few times she really got me.
This book is also really hard to categorize because it’s a technothriller, a thriller, and definitely a mystery, but it’s also so much more. Oliva put so many different things in front of us that at times I thought I was going to get lost, but she dragged me back in.
Overall, Forget Me Not was one of those books that gnawed at my subconscious throughout and will be one of those books that I remember randomly. One that is genre-bending while also being distinctly a mystery and suspense book. One that I enjoyed but wasn’t in love with.
She was born for all the wrong reasons. But her search for the truth reveals answers she wishes she could bury in Forget Me Not, a suspenseful and deeply moving near-future thriller from the author of The Last One.
“In Oliva’s timely, compelling novel Forget Me Not, nothing is as it seems, which keeps the pages flying.” (Laurie Frankel, New York Times best-selling author of This Is How It Always Is)
What if your past wasn’t what you thought?
As a child, Linda Russell was left to raise herself in a 20-acre walled-off property in rural Washington. The woods were her home, and for 12 years she lived oblivious to a stark and terrible truth: Her mother had birthed her only to replace another daughter who died in a tragic accident years before.
Then one day Linda witnesses something she wasn’t meant to see. Terrified and alone, she climbs the wall and abandons her home, but her escape becomes a different kind of trap when she is thrust into the modern world – a world for which she is not only entirely unprepared, but which is unprepared to accept her.
And you couldn’t see a future for yourself?
Years later, Linda is living in bustling Seattle, but she has never felt more alone. With social media more ubiquitous than ever before, she is hounded by the society she is now forced to inhabit. When Linda meets a fascinating new neighbor who might just be a potential friend, and who shows her the possibility of a new escape through virtual reality, she begins to allow herself to hope for more by being sucked into a world that feels safe, but isn’t real.
What would it take to reclaim your life?
Then an unexplained fire at her infamous childhood home jolts Linda back to reality. She must return to the property for the first time since she was a girl, unleashing a chain of events that will not only endanger her life but challenge her understanding of family, memory, and the world itself.
Forget Me Not by Alexandra Oliva
Narrator: Kirsten Potter
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
Published by Random House Audio on March 2nd 2021
Genres: Technothriller, Thriller
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