Book Reviews

Book Review: Forgotten by Catherine McKenzie


Summary from Kobo:
Emma Tupper is a dedicated lawyer with a bright future. But when she takes a month-long leave of absence to go on an African vacation, she ends up facing unexpected consequences. After she falls ill and spends six months trapped in a remote village thanks to a devastating earthquake, Emma returns home to discover that her friends, boyfriend, and colleagues thought she was dead and that her life has moved on without her.
As she struggles to recreate her old life, throwing herself into solving a big case for a client and trying to reclaim her beloved apartment from the handsome photographer who’s taken over her lease, everyone around her thinks she should take the opportunity to change. But is she willing to sacrifice the job, relationships and everything else she worked so hard to build?
In Forgotten, Catherine McKenzie tweaks a classic tale of discovering who we really are when everything that brings meaning to our lives is lost.

If you’re looking for a happy-ending type of book with all the characters getting what they want and deserve in the end, then this is the book for you to read. If not, then I wouldn’t pick this book up. This book was decent enough, and it killed a fair bit amount of time. The good about this book was that it had likeable characters. The bad was that the story seemed unbelievable at times, and it seemed like a typical novel these days. I’m always looking for something different, or at least a book with the best characters ever. This book unfortunately didn’t have that for me.

I haven’t read Catherine McKenzie’s other books, and I’m not sure that I will. With that being said, I do like her writing style, and I appreciate her characters and the happy ending she did for them. It just wasn’t enough to impress me.

Overall, I give this book a 5/10. If you love sappy love stories then this is the book for you. If you absolutely hate them, then don’t read this book.

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