I accepted Last Summer by Kerry Lonsdale for review because I find amnesia stories absolutely fascinating. This one was no different. In fact, it put a new spin on the amnesia storyline. It kept me hooked from beginning to end.
Ella Skye a journalist who is in a terrible accident and she loses a lot in that accident, including her memory. Ella’s amnesia is selective though. She can specifically remember parts of the summer before her accident but when she is asked to complete an interview that she had done last summer she has no memory whatsoever of having completed it the first time around. Even stranger is that she has nothing in her personal files on it either.
What follows is a topsy turvy mystery where the reader doesn’t really trust any of the characters but there is definitely something below the surface. Just like Ella, the reader also wants to know what the heck is going on. I had my suspicions but ended up being completely wrong because I’m not a psychopath. The story left me feeling a lot like Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn did. If you liked Gone Girl, I’d recommend Last Summer by Kerry Lonsdale.
Overall, I enjoyed Last Summer but endings are pretty major for me. It took me completely by surprise which is always a good thing! However, it also left me on shaky ground as far as how I felt with the resolution. That very well might be intended but not something I look for personally in a book. The ending is the only thing that dropped it a star for me. It was a great read and I had a hard time putting it down!
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