Book tour day!
Thanks to Lake Union Publishing and TLC Book Tours for the free copy in exchange for my honest review and tour spot.
LAST SUMMER – Kerry Lonsdale (out now!)
From the Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Everything series comes a new novel of love, lies, and deceit.
Lifestyle journalist Ella Skye remembers every celebrity she interviewed, every politician she charmed between the sheets, and every socialite who eyed her with envy. The chance meeting with her husband, Damien; their rapid free fall into love; and their low-key, intimate wedding are all locked in her memory. But what she can’t remember is the tragic car accident that ripped her unborn child from her. Ella can’t even recall being pregnant.
Hoping to find the memories of a lost pregnancy that’s left her husband devastated and their home empty, Ella begins delving into her past when she’s assigned an exclusive story about Nathan Donovan, a retired celebrity adventurer who seems to know more about her than she does him. To unravel the mystery of her selective memory loss, Ella follows Nathan from the snowcapped Sierra Nevada to the frozen slopes of southeast Alaska. There she discovers the people she trusts most aren’t the only ones keeping secrets from her—she’s hiding them from herself. Ella quickly learns that some truths are best left forgotten.
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!
This was my introduction to Kerry Lonsdale, and I had heard nothing but great things about her previously released series. I was very curious about LAST SUMMER (a new standalone) because it had to do with memory, and despite having recently read a few others that had to do with a similar topic, I couldn’t wait to see how the author was going to approach it.
We’ve seen this premise before – our lead character loses their memory in a tragic accident and we get to see them piece everything together as the book progresses. Well, Lonsdale did not disappoint with the twists and turns! When Ella wakes up in the hospital she has no memory of who she is or her life. She has no memory of being pregnant or the miscarriage that occurred as a result of her accident. She desperately is trying to unlock her memories and learns quickly that those she is told she can trust – her husband, family, friends, colleagues – are some of those that are keeping secrets from her.
I think this book had plenty of twists to keep you on your toes and to keep this premise fresh. I couldn’t have predicted that ending, at all. Lonsdale keeps pulling you in different directions and just when you think you’ve figured it out, she throws something new at you. Everything came together nicely in the end and I loved the writing style. I clearly need to go back and pick up more of her books!
About the Author:
Kerry Lonsdale is the Wall Street Journal, Amazon Charts, and #1 Amazon Kindle bestselling author of the Everything series—Everything We Keep, Everything We Left Behind, and Everything We Give—as well as All the Breaking Waves. She resides in Northern California with her husband and two children. Learn more about Kerry at http://www.kerrylonsdale.com.
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