Review of What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

It has often been said that hindsight is 20/20. What if you were given the opportunity to have a “do-over” of your last 10 years of life, with the only stipulation being a loss of memory for those years? Would you do it?  That’s the position that Alice Love found herself in, although she certainly didn’t choose it after suffering a severe concussion.

Alice Love awakened on the floor of a gym confused and not knowing what had happened to her, or why she was What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty Book Cover Photobeing cared for by strangers who were acting as if they knew her. She had a thousand questions and needed to call her husband.  Nick would be able to calm her. He was good like that. But calling him only upset her more.  This loving husband of hers had somehow turned into an angry jerk. He was swearing and accusing her of playing games. Alice was dumbfounded. All she wanted to know was why everyone was telling her that they were now separated, or more accurately, why she was divorcing him. Who was this Alice?  It certainly couldn’t be her.  No, she was going to get to the bottom of this just as soon as she met the three little devils her sister kept telling her were hers and figure out how exactly to be a mother to them.

Liane Moriarty does an extraordinary job in creating unique characters, capturing their emotions and developing witty dialogue. I know that I became so attached and involved with her characters’ lives that I didn’t want to put the book down and became irritated when I had to.

Liane’s writing flows easily from one character’s emotional gut wrenching event to another character’s laugh out loud funny episode. This is the second Liane Moriarty book I’ve read, the first being The Husband’s Secret.  There are just not enough stars to rate this writer.  Don’t miss the opportunity to discovery this magnificent and talented author.  You won’t be disappointed.

~ 5 out of 5 stars, Review by Peg Glover