One night a woman is found wandering alone covered in blood with no memory of who she is or how she ended up out on the side of the road. After being taken to the hospital Zeb begins to recall some of her memories, she knows her name and that she is a single mom in the thirties but still doesn’t know how she got where she was but wants nothing more than to return home.
The Day She Can’t Forget is told by alternating timelines and stories. Zeb’s story is being told in the current time but there is also alternating chapters that introduce us to a character named Alma in the early 70’s. Sometimes this is a format that I absolutely love and sometimes no so much so. In this particular case it was a not so much so.
As the book went on I kind of felt like alternating was reading two different books with nothing in common. Don’t fret though in the end they do tie together but it was getting there that seemed a bit tedious at times. The book’s main character is Zeb when she’s found wandering but quite honestly I think I enjoyed reading about Alma more, Zeb seemed a bit lacking in personality at times.
In the end this one turned out to be just an OK read for me. It seemed to be one that just needs some tightening up as it tended to drag and bit and for a thriller you want excitement and intrigue which I found a bit lacking. The story also seemed to wrap up just the way I expected it might so I also wasn’t blown away with the ending.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.