A review by theespressoedition
What Alice Forgot, by Liane Moriarty

challenging emotional reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


Someone recommended this book to me over a year ago and it was one of those titles that I kind of added to my "brain TBR" but never thought about much again. Until I "ran out" of audiobooks to listen to while I was renovating my new home. I decided to search this up on Libby and it was available, so I downloaded it and began to listen. Within actual minutes I was hooked.

I absolutely had to know what happened next. Would Alice recover her memory? Would she be happier with her new life than her old life? Would she and her husband work things out? I was constantly filtering through questions in my mind and that made the reading experience even better. It was exactly how I felt while reading Big Little Lies, so clearly, that means that Liane Moriarty is an excellent author. She knows how to pull you into a plot right away!

It was one of those books that kept me crawling back for more. I found myself listening to it while brushing my teeth or walking to get the mail - simple things made more enjoyable because this book was so interesting. The literalĀ only thing that kept me from rating it with five stars was the ending. Everything just
Spoiler worked out a little too perfectly for me. The few moments after Alice got her memory back when she was deciding which man to be with, I was jumping for joy! It was slightly disappointing to find out later on that she did wind up with her husband again - only because he was a much more unlikeable character throughout the beginning of the book.

Now that I've read two of Moriarty's books, I'm even more excited to continue my journey through her novels!

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