All Is Not Forgotten

All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

3/5 Stars

This story takes place in a small town in Connecticut where a young girl is attacked at a party and her memories of the event are then erased by authoraties by an experamental new drug in an attempt to protect her from the trauma. A warning  about the subject matter however, if you are sensitive to descriptions of sexual assault this book could be extremely triggering and difficult to read at times, it does not shy away from discussion of assault and its effects on victims and family.

I found this story fascinating as it explored the different effects of trauma on your mind and behaviour, and the fact that remembering those events and working through them is part of the process of healing.

The suspense in this book was fantastic and kept me on the edge of my seat and guessing whodunnit. The addition of a psychologist as narrator was an awesome choice and I loved following the story through his eyes. The process of recovering Jenny’s memories was so interesting, and I was so fascinated by the effects of erasing the memories of the event and how traumatic it was to not remember.

The ending was a bit too fast a neat for me, but in the end I would recommend this if you are the mood for a phycological thriller.

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