Hi, Savvy Readers! I hope you had a good long weekend. We have just what it takes to make a short week even better—an amazing new book!
Karma Brown is a bestselling Canadian author from just outside Toronto, Ontario. The Life Lucy Knew is her fourth novel, and she’s also been published in tons of different magazines. The one thing we love most about Karma’s novels is that they are always emotional reads that pull on our heart strings, and The Life Lucy Knew definitely doesn’t fall short of doing just that.
Lucy Sparks has fallen and hit her head. She awakens in the hospital to discover that everything she believes—knows—to be true about her life, isn’t…
The man she recently married, for example, (the man she’s known and loved for years!) is not actually her husband. In fact, they haven’t even spoken since their breakup four years earlier. Lucy has what her doctors call a false memory: recollections Lucy’s mind made up to fill in the blanks from the coma.
I couldn’t put the book down because I needed to know the mystery behind her false memories. It’s a suspenseful read because you know there’s a scandal surrounding her breakup with who she believes is her husband, but you have to keep flipping the pages (frantically if you’re like me) to see it unravel.
Ultimately, Lucy gets diagnosed with honest lying, because while her memories are false, they still feel incredibly real. I felt so terrible for Lucy (not to mention her family, friends, and devoted boyfriend… who Lucy merely remembers as a work colleague) because she had no idea which memories to trust.
When it comes clear that Lucy’s life, well… the life she believes she had, is very different from the reality she’s been living for the past four years, Lucy is left to make an impossible choice about which life she really wants to lead, and who she really is.
The Life Lucy Knew offers such a unique, original premise that will stick with you. It’s much different from other, more traditional coma stories. The concept of false memory in this one set it apart from other stories that focus on memory loss.
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