"My heart is breaking with every word you don't say..."

"It doesn't have to be this way, US not talking, US not being US..."

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Bookplex Review of Not Forgotten

This Book tell the story of Deanna. Twenty Six years ago she was raped and left pregnant by the experience. Her family moved away to keep her pregnancy a secret. Now she has moved back to the town where it all started with her 13 year old son Brent.
Busy unpacking her elder sister offers to pick Brent up from school and on the way home they have a car accident, leaving both of them in badly injured. When Deanna meets their doctor it stirs the memory even more of her first child who had died shortly after bring born...or had she?
The book depicts Deanna trying to find the truth about what happened when she was only 15. The story is told from Deanna's point of view at first I struggled with it, but soon..very soon the story pulled me right in, and I couldn't put this book down.
So much so I read it in one night , sitting up to 5am, as I just had to find the answers. They are so many twists and turns. Nothing is at it seems and the author has done an outstanding job or pulling you to one conclusion and then completely catching you unawares when proved wrong!
The authors writing style is unique and refreshing to recent books I have read, with this mystery novel being written in the first person. By the end I was delighted to have found a new author, and would highly recommend this book.
It also contains a couple of chapters of her other book Broken Promises at the end.
The cover for the book, is quite dark..and at first you wonder what it really has to do with the storyline, but it does makes sense when you start to wonder who is in the baby's grave.