What Rose Forgot: A Novel

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This book was an utter disappointment. Rose is an elderly lady who finds herself escaping from a medical facility by saving up her pills and poisoning the nurse on duty. I should have known the level of realism was going to be extremely low at that point. Once she escapes, Rose finds her thirteen-year-old granddaughter, Mel, and somehow Mel gets Rose back to her house, where an intruder tries to kill Rose. Rose, of course, chops off the intruder’s hand, thus stopping him from killing her. She then creates a plan with Mel and her sixty-eight-year-old sister, Marion, to find out what is going on and why she was in the hospital.

As the story progresses, we meet more odd characters who are either just plain crazy, or stupid, or weird. I couldn’t wait for this book to end. Another thing that was annoying about this book is that the author felt she had to put her opinion of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in it. Both of these snippets were so unnecessary and had absolutely nothing to do with the plot. I tend to read fiction so that I can escape from today’s political charade, not be reminded of it. More points docked for that.

What Rose Forgot ended up being a dud of a book and I’m glad I got through it fairly quickly. Lame characters and an even lamer plot.

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Author Nevada Barr
Star Count 2/5
Format Trade
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Minotaur Books
Publish Date 2020-07-28
ISBN 9781250208026
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Issue October 2020
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


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