If you aren’t familiar with Catherine McKenzie, you need to check out her previous books SPIN and ARRANGED. I’ve done reviews of both of these books in the past few years and to this day, SPIN is one of my all-time-favorite books. Catherine is really an amazing writer that can captivate you from the first chapter and keep you wanting more when you finish that last page. I really enjoy how she makes you feel like you know each character, whether you can relate to them or not. While every book I’ve read from McKenzie has been completely different, each book dives into relationships and how they can work both for and against you. Catherine McKenzie’s latest novel, FORGOTTEN is not an exception either.
When everyone thinks you’re dead, how do you start your life over again?
Emma Tupper, a young lawyer with a bright future, sets out on a journey after her mother’s death: to Africa, a place her mother always wanted to visit. But her mother’s dying gift has unexpected consequences. Emma falls ill during the trip and is just recovering when a massive earthquake hits, turning her one-month vacation into a six-month ordeal.
When Emma returns home, she’s shocked to find that her friends and colleagues believed she was dead, that her apartment has been rented to a stranger and that her life has gone on without her. Can Emma pick up where she left off? Should she? As Emma struggles to recreate her old life, everyone around her thinks she should change: her job, her relationships, and even herself. But does she really want to sacrifice everything she’s working so hard to gain?
When I first picked up my copy of FORGOTTEN, I read the back and thought that it might not be a book that will keep me excited to keep reading it. I only thought this because of the deep and serious subject of this book. Being missing and coming back to your life that moved on without you seems pretty depressing! Don’t judge a book by its cover though (like I almost did!) because this book isn’t just about the heartache of being presumed “dead”. It dives into who your true friends are and will be for you through thick and thin. I really enjoyed reading this book, by the end I wanted to know more about Emma Tupper and her life after missing. I think this book was such a great read, because as I would finish a chapter, it made me think about what I do now in my life and need to do to make the most out of it.
Catherine McKenzie is giving away a copy of FORGOTTEN to one lucky reader!
To Buy: FORGOTTEN
Details: There will be ONE winner. You must fill out the Rafflecopter below by signing in via Facebook or using your first name and email (it’s safe..it only has eyes for me). Contest is NOT affiliated with Facebook and Facebook is not responsible for the prize. This contest ends 11/8/12 at 11:59pm est. Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter random draw and has 48hrs to claim prize. In the event the winner does not respond a new winner will be drawn at random. No purchase necessary to win. US only entries only, must be 18 years or older to enter. I did not receive compensation for this post, however I did receive free product for my honest review. Prizes can take 4-6 weeks for delivery.