What Alice Forgot – Liane Moriarty

What Alice Forgot -

What Alice Forgot -Liane Moriarty

For one reason and another I am behind on writing my reviews – I have 8 more books after this one and I am sure more will get read in the mean time. Anyway, this was another book club selection.

Here’s the blurb …

So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over — she’s getting divorced, she has three kids and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes.
Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over.

This was a fun, light read. For me it was quite close to home – all of that school mum stuff is where I am at the moment and I am surprised there hasn’t been a world record attempt of something at my girls’ school. The story is a bit like a mystery as tiny pieces of Alice’s memory come back you try to work out what happened in the intervening ten years. Alice changes quite dramatically in the ten years, but as the story unfolds her metamorphosis is quite believable. I thought the ending a bit weak, but overall the story was compelling.

Another review …


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