All is not Forgotten, Wendy Walker

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review*

All is not Forgotten, Wendy Walker
Author: Wendy Walker
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 310
Format: DRC
ISBN-10: 1250097916
ISBN-13: 9781250097910
Publisher: eBook | Hardcover | DigitalAudio

In the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut everything seems picture perfect.
Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. But, in the weeks and months that follow, as she heals from her physical wounds, and with no factual recall of the attack, Jenny struggles with her raging emotional memory. Her father, Tom, becomes obsessed with his inability to find her attacker and seek justice while her mother, Charlotte, prefers to pretend this horrific event did not touch her perfect country club world. (St. Martin's Press)
The book opens with the most horrible part, a pretty clear description of the rape. If you do not like graphic descriptions on rape and violence you will know in 10 pages if you can handle this book or not. It does not get more graphic after this.
The reader gets introduced to Jenny her family. The interesting thing here is the fact that the book is told by a person on a different level. It takes some time to place this person. Who he is and what he is to the family. When that information is revealed his tone is making sense but it is a bit creepy and it did not become less creepy in my experience. If you like to keep this a secret you might want to stop reading the rest of the review as I am going to disclose a bit of information to write the rest of my review.
The reason I do have to tell more about Alan is because he annoyed me to no end. He is obsessed with Jenny but so busy with saving his own that at some point it made me wonder what was more important to the story. The synopsis is putting Jenny and her recovery as the most important but that did not always work out. Though Alan is having a lot of reasons to introduce the other parts of his story I felt it put attention on him to much. I must admit that in the end everything comes together and makes sense but while reading it distracted. Plus Alan is not really a nice character. I experienced him as a know it all. "I am a psychiatrist and things should be done like this and this is how it works but I cannot even manage to keep to my own advice or even worse I use the fact that I know how I can manipulate stuff to my own advance." Which is not a quote he actually used but how I experienced him. All other people in the story, including Jenny, get described how they fit in Alan's scheme of things. This honestly made me want to stop reading the book at multiple occasions but I had to know the outcome and as the pace of the book is decent I did finish the book.

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