Happy Release Day to Jessica Sorensen and THE FORGOTTEN GIRL!
Twenty-one year-old Maddie Asherford is haunted by a past she can’t remember. When she was fifteen years old, there was a tragic accident and she was left with amnesia.
In the aftermath, Maddie’s left struggling with who she is—the forgotten girl she was six years ago or the Maddie she is now. Sometimes it even feels like she might be two different people completely—the good Maddie and the bad one.
Good Maddie goes to therapy, spends time with her family, and works on healing herself. Bad Maddie rebels and has dark thoughts of hurting people and sometimes even killing them.
Maddie manages to keep her twisted thoughts hidden for the most part. That is until she starts having blackouts. Each time she wakes up from one, she’s near a murder scene with no recollection of what happened the night before and this helpless feeling like she’s losing control of her life. Maddie doesn’t want to believe she’s a killer, but she begins to question who she really was in her past. If she was bad Maddie all along and that maybe she was a killer.
As I sit here reflecting back to this story, I am still at a loss to what I want to say about it. It was FAR from my normal read and I was not expecting what Jessica produced. I have read almost ALL of JS' books and with each one I get a new experience and I do not get the same thing over and over. Even with all her romance novels, with each one, there is a different aspect to it and I am always left wondering if this author has any kind of life or is she a super human that can just knock out a novel in a short amount of time. I don't know what it is but if she keeps producing books like she does, then I'm not complaining.
Although, I do want to go out and buy her lots of drinks and a night out where she isn't sitting hunched over a computer letting characters run rapid through her fingertips!
Anyway, back to the story. I really was not expecting what I got with this book. It was a lot more than I expected and it was creepy as shit!!! I am also a big scaredy cat and it was probably not wise of me to read this in the middle of the night!! At one point, I threw my kindle down and got a drink of water because I was freaked the fuck out!! When I got my nerves under control, I finished and was left more confused and with more questions than while I was reading.
There were so many "WTFs" uttered through this book that I didn't know if I was ever going to figure the mystery out and then when it all ended, I still didn't know WTF was going on. I am not going to put the questions I asked myself at the end because it will give the story away and I would hate to do that to anyone interested in reading this. But if I could describe this book in one word, it would be CRAZY!!!
Now, since a couple days have passed and I am STILL thinking about this book, I have finally figured out what JS was trying to do. Where she took these character"s" because if my (almost) degree in Psychology has taught me anything, it's people will learn to cope with traumatic events anyway they can. What Maddie did and experienced is enough to make anyone lose their shit and she definitely lost her shit. And then the ending!!
OMMGGG the ENDING!!!
AHHHh creepy as FUCK!!!
OMMGGG the ENDING!!!
AHHHh creepy as FUCK!!!
Bravo, Jessica Sorensen for taking me on a dark roller coaster ride, full of WTFs, OMG, this bitch is crazy utterances. And of course, for the mystery that is very carefully woven into this plot that you really can't and WON'T figure out until the very end and even then you are scratching your head asking, "Was this real??"...
Overall, I give this book a 4/5 "that bitch was crazy" STARS!!! I would give 5 but there are still questions I don't know the answer too and I like all my questions answered!!
“I’m afraid,” I admit aloud and shudder at the truth. Because of not necessarily afraid of the danger the crying could lead to, but how much I like that it could. My thoughts drift to what the crying could be. Someone hurt? Someone upset? Someone locked up who I could hurt?“What the fuck is wrong with me?” I ask as the last thought streams through my head. I start to back away, tugging at my hair, but invisible strings tug me forward, toward the crying. At this moment, I’m a puppet and Lily is my puppeteer and suddenly she’s in front of me, taking my hand and tugging me down the bare hallway. She leads through the stale air until we reach the end where there’s a single shut door. Light is slipping through the cracks underneath and cries are flowing from the outside. Pain. Whoever’s in there is hurting.“I don’t want to see,” I whisper in horror as my trembling hand reaches for the doorknob.“You need to see,” Lily insists.My fingers brush the brass knob. A jolt of heat shoots up my arm as I turn it and push it open. Light spills over me. Screams pierce my ears. Something flies at me that’s heavy and strong. Pain. Heat. Tears. Blood. My insides feel like they’re ripping out of my body.Fire!Fire!Fire!Burning!Burning!Burning!Help me!Help me!Help me!“You killed me.”
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.