Book Review: Forgotten by Catherine McKenzie
I quite enjoy Catherine McKenzie’s style of writing, so I was looking forward to reading Forgotten. If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if you were presumed dead and your life had moved on without you, and I honestly have, then this book might be a beautiful, fictional read for you. There are a lot of reasons to enjoy this book.
Emma is a woman who has recently lost her mother and, in honoring her, is taking the trip to Africa her mother always wanted to take. During her time there, a disaster occurs, and Emma is stuck there for an extended period of time without communication to her life in the United States. In our world of technological advance, we are inclined to freak out when we go for such a long period of time without communication from our friends when they are gone and Emma’s friends and co-workers are no exception. During her brief time away, Emma is considered dead, her apartment is rented to another person, her items are tossed and life moves on without her. When she returns home, it is to discover that nothing is as it seems and with the question as to whether or not her life really matters.
Forgotten is a great story that had me returning to my book, over and over again. Catherine McKenzie writes with humor and a lot of heart. I really enjoyed this book. It was honest, refreshing and entertaining.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.