Book Review for LAST SUMMER by Kerry Lonsdale
LAST SUMMER by Kerry Lonsdale
Lake Union Publishing
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: An addictively captivating novel with twists, turns, and a whole lot of deception.
LAST SUMMER is one of the most bingable reads I have sat down within a while. With eloquent prose that flows effortlessly through the muck and lies of being thrown around in this book, Lonsdale grabbed me from the first chapter and didn’t let go until the last line of the story.
The best part about this story is that you will continuously be wondering when the next shoe will drop. What tidbit of truth will rock Ella’s world next? By allowing one of the lead characters, Ella, to lose her memory, the author opens up so much for the reader to question. It lays a path for the other characters to deceive her and revise the truth for their purposes. It is positively scintillating and juicy as hell. I will not get into the nitty-gritty of the plot because you should enjoy all the reveals yourself, but I didn’t know what end what up by the end of the book. Even the last few pages left me clamoring for more.
I wasn’t sure what I would get with this book, but I wasn’t expecting to find a new author I am adding to my must-read list. Now if you excuse me, I have someone clicking to do. There are three more books by Lonsdale I need to have on my shelf.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher and TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
From the Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Everything series comes a new novel of love, lies, and deceit.
Lifestyle journalist Ella Skye remembers every celebrity she interviewed, every politician she charmed between the sheets, and every socialite who eyed her with envy. The chance meeting with her husband, Damien; their rapid free fall into love; and their low-key, intimate wedding are all locked in her memory. But what she can’t remember is the tragic car accident that ripped her unborn child from her. Ella can’t even recall being pregnant.
Hoping to find the memories of a lost pregnancy that’s left her husband devastated and their home empty, Ella begins delving into her past when she’s assigned an exclusive story about Nathan Donovan, a retired celebrity adventurer who seems to know more about her than she does him. To unravel the mystery of her selective memory loss, Ella follows Nathan from the snowcapped Sierra Nevada to the frozen slopes of southeast Alaska. There she discovers the people she trusts most aren’t the only ones keeping secrets from her—she’s hiding them from herself. Ella quickly learns that some truths are best left forgotten.
About the Author: Kerry Lonsdale is the Wall Street Journal, Amazon Charts, and #1 Amazon Kindle bestselling author of the Everything series—Everything We Keep, Everything We Left Behind, and Everything We Give—as well as All the Breaking Waves. She resides in Northern California with her husband and two children.
Paperback: 302 pages
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (July 9, 2019)
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