Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Review: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Summary from Goodreads:
Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child.
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.e
I'm slowly working my way through all of Moriarty's novels and I really enjoyed What Alice Forgot.
My favorite part of Moriarty's novels tend to be the unique plots that comes up with, and this one was very interesting.The concept of forgetting 10 years of your life and being thrown into a completely different life is terrifying and Moriarty did a great job showing that.
The only aspect that I had a hard time connecting with was a majority of the characters, I only really liked Alice and wish the entire book was in her POV (but duel POVs tend to be Moriarty's style) and her children.
Despite a bit of a drag and some aspects of the plot that I did not care for, the ending was very satisfying. And I'm enjoying the fact that Moriarty's novels are stand-alones and not series.
I recommend checking out this novel from Moriarty if you enjoy interesting plots or her writing style.
Four Stars Out of Five.