July 4, 2015

Remember Mia

Remember Mia     
by Alexandra Burt
publisher: Penguin
to be published July 7, 2015
source:  publisher

Reflections:   I lose things all the time.  Sometimes they show up such as an old iPhone years after I replaced it.   Sometimes they don't.  Fortunately, one thing I've never misplaced is a baby;  I wouldn't be able to live.

Estelle Paradise or "Amnesia Mom" as a newscaster calls her, is found in a ravine, with her memory gone.   Gradually, she remembers the horror she felt when she woke up one morning with her colicky baby gone.   Everything connected with baby Mia is gone, no diapers, no bottles, no clothes.   Suspicions arise, Estelle even wonders if she's guilty.

my perspective:  The first half was slow moving wading through Estelle's flashback memories while she regained them. Confession: I had to jump to the last third of the book to calm my nerves. Then the book zoomed by. When I finished the book,  I went back to the part where I skipped and read the middle part.   Try this method if you find it difficult to read;  get the suspense over with, then enjoy seeing how Estelle remembers events with the help of Dr. Ari.