This summer, members of the Vise Library are participating in a Summer Reading Challenge. We have received copies of several books from publishers for honest reviews. We hope that you enjoy these reviews (and books)! This week's book is All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker!
About the book:
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, struggles to pretend this horrific event did not touch her carefully constructed world.
As Tom and Charlotte 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.
Dr. Forrester is a psychiatrist that is currently treating Jenny, Tom (Jenny's father) and Charlotte (Jenny's mother) and we see this story through his eyes. He is treating the three of them for different things that stem from the same incident: the sexual assault of Jenny (plus something else that I can't give away!). Jenny was given a new drug after the incident that erases the memory of the assault (or does it really erase her memory?). Jenny is having a hard time coming to terms with the assault and the not knowing of the event or who did it. Tom is struggling with revenge. He wants to know who did this to his daughter and seek his own kind of justice. Charlotte is ready to sweep this under the rug and pretend it never happened. This psychological thriller navigates you to the truth behind who did this to Jenny (with some twists!) and how all of the characters cope with it. If you are looking for a quick read that keeps you guessing, check out All is Not Forgotten!