Friday, July 22, 2016

The Things We Knew Book Review


 About the Book

When their tragic past begins to resurface, can he help her remember the things she can’t?

After her mother's death twelve years ago, Lynette Carlisle watched her close-knit family unravel. One by one, her four older siblings left their Nantucket home and never returned. All seem to harbor animosity toward their father, silently blaming him for their mother's death. Nobody will talk about that dreadful day, and Lynette can't remember a bit of it.

But when next-door neighbor Nicholas Cooper returns to Nantucket, he brings the past with him. Once her brother's best friend and Lynette's first crush, Nick seems to hiding things from her. Lynette wonders what he knows about the day her mother died and hopes he might help her remember the things she can't.

But Nick has no intention of telling Lynette the truth. Besides the damage it might cause his own family, he doesn't want to risk harming the fragile friendship between him and the woman he once thought of as a kid sister.

As their father's failing health and financial concerns bring the Carlisle siblings home, secrets begin to surface—secrets that will either restore their shattered relationships or separate the siblings forever. But pulling up anchor on the past propels them into the perfect storm, powerful enough to make them question all they ever believed in. (Goodreads)

 My Thoughts
There has been a lot of hype around this book so I was anxious to read it. I had a really hard time getting into this book. I thought the general idea was good, as it deals with a lot of present day issues. I just couldn’t click with the characters very well. I liked Grey’s story a lot I just felt like the ending just…ended. I also loved the Alzheimer's disease story that is told, I think it’s avoided and yet it is a part of so many people’s lives. This book has some great reviews so I know it has touched many people. I would give it three stars.

“I received this book from BookLook Bloggers for free in exchange for an honest review.”

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