All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Imagine if you could take a pill and forget a traumatic event in your life. Sounds great right? But what happens when you still feel the emotions tied to that event? And how do you deal with those emotions when you're not even sure why you have them. Months after Jenny Kramer is raped at a party, she starts to see Dr. Alan Forrester to help her deal with the emotions of the trauma. All Is Not Forgotten is told from the Doctor's perspective as he treats Jenny and her family.
Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for the opportunity to read and review this book.
One thing that really struck me about this book, is the perspective it is written from. They say that all therapists have therapists and as a reader of this book, I felt like Dr. Forrester's therapist. You feel as though you are sitting across from him as he tells you the story from his point of view. He talks about Jenny's case, her parents and a couple of his other clients that are relevant to this story that takes place over the course of a year. From the time of Jenny's attack to the time her attacker is caught, you hear the story as it was told to him, by Jenny, her mother, her father, the police detective investigating the case, and even his own involvement in the situation apart from his care of Jenny.
This is a twisted story with lies and surprises around each corner. You never know who you can trust. Trying to attach Jenny's emotions to an event that has been eradicated from memory, is no easy task. Trying to avoid outward influences on the outcome of the situation and trying to make everyone understand that whatever is recovered can not be used in court stirs the emotions of all involved.
Released last year, but released this week in paperback, get your copy today! Also Wendy Walker has released a new book this year called Emma In The Night released this week as well. Look for my review to thatbook in a couple of weeks.
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