PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster
DATE PUBLISHED: 27th September 2011
Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.
She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
A haunting and melodic tale that keeps the reader off balance.
This book is told in the first person from the perspective of Mara. Mara is an unreliable narrator and the reader is left to question whether the book is is paranormal in nature or if Mara is actually hallucinating. The development of Mara’s character through the book is foreshadowed with the possibility of Mara mentally deteriorating. The reader is left questioning every situation encountered within the book.
Themes of family, friendship, love, loss and grief are all encountered within this novel. The main element that sucked me into this book was the off kilter feeling of not having all the information, not knowing whether what is happening is real or not. I really enjoyed the romance in this book and loved that there was not a love triangle. There is no insta-love and the development of the relationship between these two characters was a favourite of mine.
Keep Calm and Read On,