All Is Not Forgotten: A Novel

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The stunning national bestseller! Wendy Walker's All is Not Forgotten--the basis for the major motion film Gone But Not Forgotten--is a twisty, edge-of-your seat thrill ride from beginning to end.

“Fascinating and at times shocking.”—Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl

Everything seems picture-perfect in the town of Fairview, Connecticut, until one night the unthinkable happens: a young woman, Jenny Kramer, is brutally attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately thereafter, Jenny 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, she wrestles with her raging emotional memory.

Jenny’s father, Tom, becomes obsessed in his quest for justice though her mother, Charlotte, struggles to pretend this horrific event did not touch her carefully-constructed world. Soon the fault lines within their marriage and their close-knit community emerge from the shadows, where they have been hidden for years. Meanwhile, Jenny remains haunted by what she can and cannot remember. . .and her attacker is still on the loose.

“Twisty and spellbinding.” —People
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Linda Strong
July 12, 2016
Jenny is 15 years old. She is happy, has lots of friends, and an eye on a certain boy in her school. She goes to a party with a girlfriend, expecting to see this special guy .. only to find him there with another girl. Being a teenager, she slams down a couple of glasses of vodka and then promptly throws up. Mortified, she runs out of the house and into the woods. What happens next is a brutal assault, rape, and torture. When she becomes aware of her surroundings again, she is in the hospital. During her 'sleep' she undergoes surgery. The doctor tells them there is a new therapy. One injection can erase all her traumatic memories. She will still have the pain and know what has happened to her, but she will have no active memory. Jump 8 months ahead ... Jenny cannot get past what has happened to her. Having no memory of the event is driving her crazy. She winds up in the bathtub with a razor and tries to kill herself. But that is not the end of the story. She and her doctor work on reviving her memories. But how much can you trust what she remembers? Can her memories be corrupted by outside influences? The book is in the psychiatrist's voice. Not only does he tell her story, he also treats her mother and father and tells their stories, as well. Jenny wants her memories .... her father wants the animal that raped his daughter ...her mother wants to just forget it all. There are layers of secrets .. how they see each other. There is guilt and blame enough for everyone. As the story progresses, the reader is treated to any number of suspects, for one reason or another, including someone close to the doctor. Lives are made better ... some lives are destroyed. And some even die. This is an extremely well-written book. I can say whole heartedly, if you read only one book this year ... let it be this one. The ending will blow you away! Many thanks to Cara Johnson / HarperCollins UK who provided an early ARC in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
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Shana Law
October 26, 2018
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I liked it but it is a little disconcerting in the beginning when you are to sure who is narrating. It had an ok ending but overall I was a bit disappointed.

About the author

WENDY WALKER is the author of the psychological suspense novels All is Not Forgotten, Emma In The Night,The Night Before, and Don't Look For Me. Her novels have been translated into 23 foreign languages and have topped bestseller lists both nationally and abroad. They have been featured on The Today Show, The Reese Witherspoon Book Club, and The Book of the Month Club and have been optioned for television and film. Prior to her writing career, Wendy practiced both corporate and family law, having earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree from Brown University. Wendy also worked as a financial analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Wendy is currently finishing her next thriller and managing a busy household in Connecticut.

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