Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Review: The Twilight Wife by A.J. Banner

Title: The Twilight Wife
Author: A.J. Banner
Year Published: 2016

Genre: Adult fiction (mystery)
Pages: 253
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Location (my 2016 Google Reading map)USA (WA)

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review

Summary (from the author's website): Thirty-four-year-old marine biologist Kyra Winthrop remembers nothing about the diving accident that left her with a complex form of memory loss. With only brief flashes of the last few years of her life, her world has narrowed to a few close relationships on the island where she lives with her husband, Jacob.

But all is not what it seems. Kyra begins to have visions--or are they memories--of a rocky marriage, broken promises, and cryptic relationships with the island residents, whom she believes to be her friends. As Kyra races to uncover her past, the truth becomes a terrifying nightmare.

Review: I am an A.J. Banner fan. Last year I read The Good Neighbor and really enjoyed it and, when I read the description of this book on Banner's website, it referenced the book Before I to go Sleep by S.J. Watson, which I really enjoyed so I was ready and excited for this one. And what a good one it is!

Kyra is a character that the reader can really support--you know she has had this terrible accident and that she can't remember the past four years. Her husband is so supportive and patient and romantic. He goes over photo albums with her, helps her to remember their past. But does he? Having read the plot summary I started to doubt everyone on the island: what do they know? What is real? Are Kyra's memories not really memories at all?

I also love the San Juan Islands area so the setting for this book was great. The author's descriptions of the mist, the forests, the ferries, and beaches all invoke the sights, smells, and sounds that I remember of the area.

Iam not going to say much more because you really need to read this one for yourself. It is tense, a fast read, intriguing, and just sucks you in from the first few pages. Way to go! Thank you so much for the book, I loved it!

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