April 14, 2016
The Last Thing I Remember
"You don't realize, until you have no memories at all, that you are a product of them." ~ pg. 263
Lose your keys? Think of the last place you set them. Lose your glasses? Think of the last time you wore them. Lose your mind? Well, what's the last thing you remember? It seems easy enough but if you've ever lost anything, you know it's not that simple. Because if you remembered, it wouldn't be lost, right? And if you didn't need your keys or glasses at the moment, you wouldn't even realize they were lost. So this title seems perfect to me!
Sarah is in a locked-in coma. She can hear everyone around her but cannot make any movements or sounds. All she can do is think. By overhearing conversations from parents, friends and a possible assailant, she tries to piece together what led to her being in a hospital bed locked in her own thoughts.
Perhaps I have read one too many books with characters in a coma. Or perhaps the author could have expanded this story to make it more unique and less usual. The premise of The Last Thing I Remember has been written before. I was hoping this debut author added her own clever spin. Hmmm, not quite.
The ending was OMG—as in OMG this is it?! Saying the book ended abruptly is an understatement. I question whether my advanced copy is complete because there is no way a book ends like this on purpose. If so, then I am really justified in my review that this book was just okay and could've had a better twist.
Disclaimer: This book was received directly from the publisher for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are honestly my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.
Title: The Last Thing I Remember
Author: Deborah Bee
Published: February 2016