What Alice Forgot centers on Alice (shocker!) a 39 year old woman who falls during her spin class, hits her head, and forgets the past decade of her life. Imagine her shock when she wakes up in a hospital and learns that she is getting divorced, has three kids, and is about to turn 40 years old. Alice must navigate this new life, while trying to figure out where everything went wrong and why her life now seems so lonely. Throughout the novel, Alice gets back pieces of her memory that help her to understand why things have turned out they way they have. But is it possible to fix everything?
Sorry if that description sounds incredibly cheesy, summaries are not my strong suit. What Alice Forgot was a very entertaining read, especially because I am a big fan of amnesia redemption stories. I love the idea of getting a new perspective of your life and making you think about what is really important. Liane Moriarty does a great job of creating mystery about Alice’s past, so as a reader you want to keep reading to figure out what really happened. The only thing I wasn’t crazy about in this novel was the letters from Frannie (you’ll understand if you read) because they felt superfluous and I didn’t find them particularly engaging.
Definitely worth a read if you’re in the market for an easy-to-follow yet interesting novel.