Last Summer: A Novel

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Ella Skye has a seemingly perfect life. She’s a successful journalist for a popular lifestyle magazine and she has a handsome, wealthy, also successful husband who loves her more than anything. Things begin to get complicated when she wakes up one day in the hospital. They tell her she was in a car accident and that she lost her unborn child as a result. The problem is she can’t remember ever being pregnant or the crash. She remembers everything else in her life, that is until she is tasked with interviewing Nathan Donovan, a celebrity adventurer. Apparently, she had interviewed him last summer but canceled the story and Ella can’t remember speaking to him at all. As she interviews him again, she can tell there is history between them and secrets she needs to discover. Ella has to decide if she wants to know what happened Last Summer, no matter the cost.

I found the idea of motivated forgetting in this story to be very interesting, as well as, the human part of us that wants to forget but when we do, we seem to stop at nothing to remember. The fascinating topic that is explored exponentially in this tale is whether honesty really is the best policy. The theme of how far would you go to keep the one you love happy is prevalent in this book, as well. The secrets make you keep reading, as you try to discover along with Ella what really happened. A great summer read overall.

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Author Kerry Lonsdale
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 306 pages
Publisher Lake Union Publishing
Publish Date 2020-07-07
ISBN 9781542016964
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Issue August 2020
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


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