Forgotten

Forgotten

[a Novel]

Paperback - 2012
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Emma falls ill during a trip to Africa and is just recovering when a massive earthquake hits, turning her one-month vacation into a six-month ordeal. When Emma returns home, she is shocked to find that her friends and colleagues believed she was dead, that her apartment has been rented to a stranger and that life has gone on without her. Can Emma pick up where she left off? Should she?
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Canada, c2012.
ISBN: 9781443409919
Characteristics: 368 pages ;,22 cm.

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kmctaggart Apr 27, 2015

This book was weak, the initial concept was intriguing but as it was written was not as were the other lame sub-plots particularly the protagonist's solving of a crime near the end of the book. I think there are definitely other better books to "read by the pool" than this one!

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StephFurlan
Oct 29, 2014

I felt the book’s description is a bit misleading since I originally thought it would be more about the character’s transformation after disastrous events rather than a chick lit novel where the character mostly exchanges her old love interest with a new one. That doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy the novel any less, just that I was disappointed that the description sets up expectations and the book seems like a whole other beast.

Complete Review: http://feistylittlewoman.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/review-forgotten/

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LexiLou2
Jan 10, 2014

Refreshing! Emma (protagonist) is not the all-too-typical ditzy blonde lead character. She's got lady balls! The supporting cast are well-rounded characters who I wanted to know more about. The title is a bit misleading, and undercuts McKenzie's talent for words and humour. There is an astonishing amount of alcohol, though...kind of unnecessary.

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Malca
Nov 09, 2013

Terrific story!

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athena14
Dec 21, 2012

Fluff. With an astonishing amount of alcohol.

LaughingOne Dec 06, 2012

There's nothing like having your life turned upside down to make you rethink your values and who you think you are. Emma's journey is more extreme than most; it gripped me and kept me reading. I cared about her and wanted to shake her sometimes when I thought she was making a bad choice. That's a sign of good writing, I believe, getting the reader so involved.

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