Monday, November 30, 2015

Everything She Forgot by Lisa Ballantyne....Review & Giveaway (5 winners!!)

Last week I got nothing done.  I wasn't sick or lazy or away on vacation.  I was lost in a book.  One of those books that keeps you from tackling your to-do list.  I love those kind of books don't you?  Everything She Forgot by Lisa Ballantyne is a must read this winter...one simply NOT to be missed. Here is the scoop...

Some things aren't meant to be remembered . . .

They're calling it the worst pileup in London history. Margaret Holloway is driving home, but her mind is elsewhere—on a troubled student, her daughter's acting class, the next day's meeting—when she's rear-ended and trapped in the wreckage. Just as she begins to panic, a disfigured stranger pulls her from the car seconds before it's engulfed in flames. Then he simply disappears.

Though she escapes with minor injuries, Margaret feels that something's wrong. She's having trouble concentrating. Her emotions are running wild. More than that, flashbacks to the crash are also dredging up lost associations from her childhood, fragments of events that had been wiped from her memory. Whatever happened, she didn't merely forget—she chose to forget. And somehow, Margaret knows deep down that it has something to do with the man who saved her life.

As Margaret uncovers a mystery with chilling implications for her family and her very identity, Everything She Forgot winds through a riveting dual narrative and asks the question: How far would you go to hide the truth—from yourself?

My Thoughts:  As I said...I couldn't put this book down.  It was a mystery but not your average mystery....it was threaded with family drama and tension.  The author did a smashing job of weaving two different time frames into the story.  You flow from 1985 to the present day seamlessly which I thoroughly applaud.  I often find novels that switch timeframes can lose something in the telling but Ballantyne is a pro and the two different points of view only enhance the mystery and the story.

I found myself on the edge of my seat often during the book with a pit in my stomach both wanting to know what was going to happen next and not wanting to know at the same time.  Does that even make sense?!  I loved watching this mystery unfold from both points of view and I can  say that this book ranks right up there with The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl which I adored. 

If you are looking for a book to lose yourself in this winter this is the one.  I would also recommend this as a great gift for the book lovers in your life.  You can pick your copy up today on the Harper Collins website HERE.

Giveaway: I am thrilled to tell you that the publisher is giving FIVE Reviewed by Mom readers a copy of Everything She Forgot.  Thank you so much to the sponsor and good luck.  To enter, please use the Rafflecopter link.  a Rafflecopter giveaway

32 comments:

kerri said...

Romance

Danielle jones said...

For the past couple of years i've been hooked on Amish Romance books. I just can't get enough of them.

Angela Saver said...

My favorite genre is suspense!

Vicki G said...

I like cozy mysteries best, but I also enjoy Biblical and historical fiction.

Anita Yancey said...

My favorite genre is mysteries and thrillers.

Allison said...

Thrillers!

The Maven Domestic said...

My favorite genre of books is....just about all of them! I go through spells- right now I'm all about horror!

janetfaye said...

My favorite genre of books is mystery.

Sennym925 said...

My favorite is mystery novels...I love them!

pmj said...

A good mystery.

Em Mahr said...

I like mystery books

Anonymous said...

Romance novels are my favorites
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minibea12 said...

I like mystery/thriller books!
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Kim Reid said...

My favorites are Mystery/Thriller books, thanks!

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Julie Waldron said...

I like Amish fiction books.

Nancy said...

Mysteries and medical and legal thrillers are my favorite genres.

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Unknown said...

I like historical romance, suspense and medical thrillers

Angela Tarrant said...

I like historical romance, suspense and medical thrillers

Teresa Simpson said...

My favorite genres are mysteries and suspense!

Darlene said...

I love mystery books

Tina Woo said...

I love mysteries and cookbooks.

Luis A said...

I love mystery and suspense books.

adrien beatty said...

I love a good mystery book and crime books.

Eve+Ash said...

Mystery/romance and YA

Diana said...

I love a good love story
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Melissa B. said...

I love mystery and suspense.

Michelle Koerner said...

i love murderish type books and i also love magical books!

Brenda Guardado said...

Non-fiction because it is raw and people have a lot to say about their own experiences that goes more than skin deep.

Debby said...

I like historical fiction and mysteries.

Stacy said...

I like dystopias, historical fiction and thrillers.