Book Review: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

They Say:

Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child.

So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over — she’s getting divorced, she has three kids and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes.

Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over.

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I Say:

I read this in two days – rattled through the book; I couldn’t put it down. I really enjoyed the story; I desperately wanted to find out what had happened to the main character, Alice, in the ten missing years. I found the writing absolutely compelling and everything was on hold while I read this book.

However, I have now read two of Liane Moriarty’s books and I find the endings seem rather rushed. It’s as though she gets to a point, doesn’t know where to go and then abruptly ties up the loose ends. Still, I thoroughly recommend this book and I’ve already ordered my next Moriarty read, Big Little Lies.

Get your copy of What Alice Forgot here.

  • Paperback: 488 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Books; Reprint edition (April 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425247449
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425247440

My Rating: 9/10

More to read: Book Review: Nine Perfect Strangers

Happy Reading!

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