Everything She Forgot

Everything She Forgot Published in the UK as Redemption Road Lisa Ballantyne international bestselling author of The Guilty One delivers a compelling domestic thriller with impeccably observed characters and masterful ed

  • Title: Everything She Forgot
  • Author: Lisa Ballantyne
  • ISBN: 9780062391483
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Paperback
  • Published in the UK as Redemption Road Lisa Ballantyne, international bestselling author of The Guilty One, delivers a compelling domestic thriller with impeccably observed characters and masterful edge of your seat storytelling in a novel that leaps between past and present with page turning finesseThey re calling it the worst pile up in London history Driving home, MaPublished in the UK as Redemption RoadLisa Ballantyne, international bestselling author of The Guilty One, delivers a compelling domestic thriller with impeccably observed characters and masterful edge of your seat storytelling in a novel that leaps between past and present with page turning finesseThey re calling it the worst pile up in London history Driving home, Margaret Holloway has her mind elsewhere on a troubled student, her daughter s acting class, the next day s meeting when she s rear ended and trapped in the wreckage Just as she begins to panic, a disfigured stranger pulls her from the car just seconds before it s engulfed in flames Then he simply disappears.Though she escapes with minor injuries, Margaret feels that something s wrong She s having trouble concentrating Her emotions are running wild More than that, flashbacks to the crash are also dredging up lost associations from her childhood, fragments of events that were wiped from her memory Whatever happened, she didn t merely forget she chose to forget And somehow, Margaret knows deep down that it s got something to do with the man who saved her life.As Margaret uncovers a mystery with chilling implications for her family and her very identity, Everything She Forgot winds through a riveting dual narrative and asks the question How far would you go to hide the truth from yourself

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    1. Margaret Holloway is 35, a deputy head teacher at a nearby academy, a wife, a mother, and a mentor to a young student who is struggling to pull himself up from his family’s low beginnings. She has a full life but her memory has a large gap. She can’t seem to remember much from the age of 7 and earlier. That begins to change after she is in a major highway pileup, and is pulled from her about-to-go-boom wreck by a mysterious scarred man. There is something about him that is disturbing. The lo [...]

    2. “Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.”----Spencer JohnsonLisa Ballantyne, an international best selling author, pens her new thriller, Everything She Forgotthat unfolds the story of three characters in three different locations, each unraveling a mystery of their own, finally leading them to meet each other on the crossroads of self-realization. The story revolves in so many time frame and from London to Glasgow o Wick in Scottish Highlands [...]

    3. This book is classed as a thriller but for me it is more of a family drama, and there wasn’t that much that I liked about it in all honesty. 36 year old Margaret has always known about the large gaps in her memory that stem from when she was a child but she has never dwelled on them until now. It takes being rescued from a motorway pile up by her own guardian angel to give her the impetus to find out what happened in her past to cause that memory lapse.It is a story that is quite predictable. [...]

    4. Redemption Road is by it's very design a story that unfolds slowly, but it's strands relentlessly come together. Margaret Holloway is a teacher with workaholic tendencies, whose life is turned upside down when she is rescued by a stranger after a freak motorcar accident that came close to ending her life. Margaret tracks the man down to the local hospital where he is in an induced coma. Margaret wants nothing more than to thank him and also something that due to PTSD she struggles to articulate. [...]

    5. Incredibly disappointing. This story was just so linear- no big shocks, no twists, no suspense. It was a decent story but it didn't peak my interest whatsoever.

    6. I received an advance copy of Redemption Road by Lisa Ballantyne from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is said review. This book is published by Piatkus.Having never read anything by Lisa Ballantyne before, I was drawn to this book on NetGalley by the blurb and the fact Lisa’s first book, The Guilty One received such rave reviews. I expected good things. I got good things but not the “wow” things I was looking for.In 2013 Margaret Holloway is involved in a motorway pile up. [...]

    7. This review was done by KissinBlueKarenThis book focuses on an event that someone forgot all about. Sometimes we see things and we think we know what the are right away. Much like what I expected from this book, the perception was not the reality. I thought this was going to be a thriller, but actually Everything She Forgot was a bittersweet story of a Father’s love for his only daughter.I found Margaret, aka Molly, to be more of a blank slate than a relate-able character. This was actually a [...]

    8. Redemption Road psychological novel told at a steady pace, one where the past meets the present in a book that provides much food for thought as well as a cracking good story.Margaret Holloway holds a managerial position in a secondary school, driven and committed when she leaves the school one December evening she is caught up in a horrific multi-vehicle pile-up on the motorway near her home in Loughton. Margaret is rescued by a mystery man but she soon becomes obsessed not with the accident bu [...]

    9. Lisa Ballantyne seems to like writing in two timelines, but this makes her books more of a challenge for readers. In her new book, the current day follows Margaret Holloway, a teacher and mother of two, who nearly dies in a horrible pile-up on a British motorway when her gas tank is ruptured, only to be saved by a disfigured mystery man. Eventually, she finds him in a medically-induced coma at a local hospital and feels compelled to thank him for his kindness as she herself begins to come unglue [...]

    10. After Margaret is involved in a crash and a mysterious stranger saves her from her burning car, she begins to experience the feeling that there are gaps in her childhood memories. On finding a box of old newspaper clippings and a diary in her parents attic, she starts to piece together a traumatic event from her past.An extremely readable book, 'Redemption Road' takes you on an emotional journey with engaging characters and a good use of the dual timeline style, which helped add depth to the sto [...]

    11. I wasn’t sure what I expected of this one, and if I’m completely honest I procrastinated when it came to starting the book for that very reason.For me, the book was pretty much what I expected it to be. It wasn’t something to blow the mind, yet at the same time it wasn’t the kind of book to leave me throwing my Kindle across the room in annoyance. It’s one of those books that just is: it is there and I can say I have read it, but beyond that… well, there isn’t much beyond that for [...]

    12. 3.5 starsI loved the premise of this story and had high hopes for it. I've heard of Ballantyne before but hadn't read her. The story didn't grab me right away, I put it down several times and almost gave up, but it slowly lured me in until I couldn't put it down."Everything She Forgot" is told primarily from four POVs in two different time periods: Margaret Holloway in 2013, Kathleen Henderson in 1985, Big George in 1985, and Angus Campbell in 1985. There are also a few chapters from two seconda [...]

    13. Margaret Holloway seemed to have a normal life – worrying about normal things while driving back home. But getting rear-ended and being part of a pile and then miraculously saved from it, changed her life forever. While she did walk out of the pile up with the help of a stranger, something changes within her and she starts remembering things from her past. Taking the story back to 1985, we are taken for a ride within the plot… It is really difficult to write this review without divulging any [...]

    14. This book alternates between two stories. The modern day story set in 2013 is about Margaret Holloway. The other story set in 1985 is about Big George McLaughlin. The book opens with a car wreck that almost kills Margaret. Just before her vehicle explodes she is saved by a mysterious disfigured man. The accident stirs old memories that she cannot quite remember. Meanwhile we learn about Big George, a lovable guy who is part of crime family. All live in fear of his father and brothers, Big George [...]

    15. Original review can be found at kristineandterri/23.5 stars I wouldn't quite say that this book is as suspenseful as some people have made it out to be. I had it figured out fairly early on. That isn't to say that I wasn't drawn to it and ripping through the pages. It was more of a case of wanting to know if I was right.Admittedly I found the book to be a little slow and dull in the beginning. It took a few sessions of picking it up and putting it down before I became invested in it. Once that h [...]

    16. Description- Lisa Ballantyne, international bestselling author of The Guilty One, delivers a compelling domestic thriller with impeccably observed characters and masterful edge-of-your-seat storytelling in a novel that leaps between past and present with page-turning finesseThey’re calling it the worst pile-up in London history. Driving home, Margaret Holloway has her mind elsewhere—on a troubled student, her daughter’s acting class, the next day’s meeting—when she’s rear-ended and t [...]

    17. Summary from :"They’re calling it the worst pile-up in London history. Driving home, Margaret Holloway has her mind elsewhere—on a troubled student, her daughter’s acting class, the next day’s meeting—when she’s rear-ended and trapped in the wreckage. Just as she begins to panic, a disfigured stranger pulls her from the car just seconds before it’s engulfed in flames. Then he simply disappears.Though she escapes with minor injuries, Margaret feels that something’s wrong. She’s [...]

    18. One of the best things about being a book blogger is that every so often I am sent a book to review which wouldn't be a book I would typically pick up in the local bookshop. When I was sent Redemption Road it didn't shout out to me not because it has an awful cover or anything it just didn't appeal to me and yet when I opened the book just to have a little read of the first chapter before I knew it I was over half way through this book before I looked up!Margaret Holloway finds herself trapped i [...]

    19. Margaret Holloway nearly dies in a car accident but is rescued by Maxwell Brown, a mysterious man with burn scars, who puts his own life at risk to save her. As a result of the accident, Margaret suffers from PTSD and starts remembering a traumatic event from her childhood. Flashback to 1985, where Big George is seeking to escape the criminal lifestyle imposed on him by his gangland family. He wants to get back with his first love, Kathleen, and their daughter, Moll, but in a bizarre twist of ev [...]

    20. In 2013 Margaret is involved in a serious car accident. She thinks her time is up, as she realises her car is about to explode, until a stranger smashes her window and drags her out to safety before disappearing. She needs to know who saved her life and finds him in hospital in a coma. His name is Maxwell. She doesn't know him, but is strangely drawn to him and can't understand why. He has no other visitors, no family, no friends. Why did he risk his life to save her?In 1985, 7 year old Moll is [...]

    21. This was described as a thriller which initially drew me to this book but having just finished it I would say it is more of a family drama exploring relationships and the way the past challenges our memories and the people we become.It starts with Margaret Holloway having a car accident on a snowy day. Although many cars are involved, she is rescued by a scarred stranger who saves her from being burnt to death and then disappears. The accident seems to set off something within Margaret, the smel [...]

    22. I really don't agree with the "edge-of-your-seat writing" comment on the blurb because the suspense is really more of an in the past, viewed through flashback type. That Margaret's life changes after her car accident isn't surprising, it's the memories she recovers that are. The other two plotlines follow George, a rather gormless Scot from a family that ruled its town via thuggery and threats, and Angus, a reporter looking to find George and the girl he's abducted. There's no real surprise when [...]

    23. 2.5 Everything She Forgot has been presented as a thriller and a mystery. But, honestly, I didn't think it was either. The book opens with Margaret, a social worker, who ends up in a multiple car accident. She finds herself trapped in a burning car and is saved by a mysterious stranger at the last minute. The accident affects her and begins to bring back memories of a forgotten time when she was little. I think had this book been presented in a different way, I would have enjoyed it more. I was [...]

    24. Ondanks dat het verhaal goed in elkaar zit en vlot leestmist het spanning. Het is een opsomming van gebeurtenissenai!!'Het zet je aan het denken, is moedig en daagt je uit - Rosamund Lupton''Knap, vol suspense, griezelig en een echte aanrader - Lee Child'Heb ik een ander verhaal gelezen?? Bovenstaande, heb ik niet in het verhaal teruggevonden'Slechte' vertaler? Waarschijnlijk had ik het verhaal beter in de 'original language' kunnen lezen!!

    25. This is the second book I have read by Lisa Ballantyne and I have enjoyed both of her books but this latest book for me, was much more enjoyable than the first. Redemption Road is a riveting, emotional page-turner. The characters are well written and the story drew me in, I was gripped and read this book quickly. A very good read for fans of psychological dramas.

    26. Wow. I loved this book. I won't go into spoiler territory here, but it was not your typical thriller. And it not being typical was definitely in its favor. Yes, Ballantyne did use trauma and dissociation as the focal point of this novel, but she did so in a unique way.I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for more books by Ballantyne. Would recommend this to anyone who enjoys thrillers with a psychological twist.

    27. I have a new favorite author to add to my list! Lisa Ballantyne's novel, Everything She Forgot was phenomenal! The main character is in a car wreck and her life is saved by a complete stranger. However, there's something familiar about the stranger. Memories of her forgotten childhood begin to surface. This is a beautiful story of how the past ties to the present or more correctly how the present ties to the past.

    28. I really liked this book. I thought the shifting through time and location was seamless and that is a hard trick. The story was fast-paced and the characters came alive. There are many twists, but they are navigated well. Very electric pace.

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