Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Twilight Wife by A.J. Banner

Title: The Twilight Wife 
Author: A.J. Banner
Publisher: Touchstone
Release Date: December 27, 2016 

From bestselling author A.J. Banner comes a dazzling new novel of psychological suspense in the vein of S.J. Watson’s Before I Go to Sleep and Mary Kubica’s The Good Girl that questions just how much we can trust the people around us.

Thirty-four-year-old marine biologist Kyra Winthrop remembers nothing about the diving accident that left her with a complex form of memory loss. With only brief flashes of the last few years of her life, her world has narrowed to a few close friendships on the island where she lives with her devoted husband, Jacob.

But all is not what it seems. Kyra begins to have visions—or are they memories?—of a rocky marriage, broken promises, and cryptic relationships with the island residents, whom she believes to be her friends.

As Kyra races to uncover her past, the truth becomes a terrifying nightmare. A twisty, immersive thriller, The Twilight Wife will keep readers enthralled through the final, shocking twist.

This was great!!

I love when a book has me desperate to turn the pages to learn more. The Twilight Wife had my full attention from the very beginning. It had a great plot and a good amount of suspense.

Imagine how desperate you can become after forgetting four years of your life. This is what happened to Kyra Winthrop after she was involved in a diving accident that almost killed her. Jason and Kyra are back on Mystic Island in the Pacific Northwest after Kyra's long recuperation is over on the mainland. Her husband Jason is very patient with her but when Kyra starts having flashes of her past, she starts seeing things that don't make sense to her.

Kyra's desperation is obvious. She wants to remember. She can't remember what she likes to eat or drink, she can't remember buying her clothes, even worse, she has no recollection of her wedding or her husband. She even has a hard time keeping new memories. So she has retrograde and anterograde amnesia. This makes her vulnerable and she wants to become more independent but it's hard not to doubt herself or doubt the ones around you.

I was there right along with Kyra. I wanted her to remember. I knew the key to everything was there. I'm not going to say the right scenario didn't cross my mind but A.J. Banner had me wavering my opinions so many times it was actually refreshing. What better way to keep me entertained than to keep making me doubt myself?

If there was one thing I felt missing I had to say it was right at the end but telling you would mean a huge spoiler and I'm going to pass 😇.

The Twilight Wife would be a great movie. Maybe one day I can see Kyra and Jason on Mystic Island at the movies.

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by Touchstone via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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