Thursday 16 January 2014

Review ~ What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

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Special Reissue Release

16th January 2014

Was losing her memory the best thing that ever happened to her.

Alice bumps her head on the gym floor and wakes up believing that she is twenty-nine and excitedly looking forward to the birth of her first baby. What Alice doesn't understand is why she is in a gym, with people peering over her. All she really wants is her husband, Nick, and a return to normality. But what was once normal for Alice sadly is no more, and gradually as she is made aware that in reality she is a thirty-nine year old mother of three children, Alice’s whole life beings to crumble.

What then follows is a story which very quickly takes you into the notion of a woman struggling, not just with her with her identity, but also with her place in the world. And as Alice faces each new revelation there are whole range of emotions to explore from disbelief, to euphoria, and back to sadness and grief, as Alice mourns the life she once thought so precious, but which is now as ephemeral as the wind.

Liane Moriarty is a very talented Australian author. She knows instinctively how to hold the reader in the palm of her hand, and effortlessly moves between scenes, so that what could so very easily become contrived and predictable soon becomes heart-warming and convincing. The story is very easy to read; I found that I was flashing through the book in comfortable companionship with a delightful array of characters, who all add a certain richness to the narrative, which I found very appealing.

I was much taken with Liane Morarty’s book; The Husband’s Secret and am equally thrilled that

 What Alice Forgot has now been reissued.

What Alice Forgot is available from 16th January 2014 in the UK from all good book shops.

Highly Recommended.


My thanks to Katie at Penguin Books UK for my copy of this book.

Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty is the Australian author of five internationally best-selling novels Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist’s Love Story, and The Husband’s Story



  1. This sounds great, thanks for a fab review - onto the wish list with this one


    1. Hi Lainy - Thanks for stopping by. Like you my wishlist just gets longer and longer !

  2. I absolutely loved this one too Josie. I'm looking forward to reading more by this author

    1. I agree Anne - I can't wait to read more from this author. I loved two of her books so far...


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