Contemporary, Family, Fiction

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

If I compared this novel to the ones I’ve been reading so far, this is definitely on the light hearted side. It was a quick read but a great one and I’m definitely happy that I gave it a shot!

Alice is happily married and thrilled to be expecting her first child at the age of 29. But when she wakes up, she finds herself in a gym with a severe concussion. What’s more, it had been 10 years since she was 29 and she has three children that she can’t remember and a divorce in progress. As Alice grapples with her memory loss, she discovers that she no longer recognizes the person she has become. Alice is determined to win her husband back….but is there a deeper reason behind why she was getting a divorce in the first place?

This book was funny and lovable. Alice is a cute character and her desire to live out her life is so passionate that you can’t help but get sucked up by the enthusiasm. The impact that her memory loss has on her family is shown so well here; she may be the main character but that doesn’t mean that the other characters are pushed into the shadows. It was touching and heart warming and full of soul. Near the end, I thought all would be lost but the author saves the ending just in time. I read this in one sitting and loved it to bits. I recommend this to anyone who likes Sophie Kinsella (but wants something a bit deeper )!

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