Sunday, April 03, 2016

Review: The Unforgotten

The Unforgotten The Unforgotten by Laura Powell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If I could give this book 6 stars, I would do it, or even 7, that's how good it is.

It starts with a serial killer in the little and calm town of St Steele, in Cornwall. When reporters from all around the UK descend massively to cover the story, they all room at Hotel Eden, where 15 year old Betty Broadbent and her crazy, alcoholic mother manage and live.
Betty becomes friends with John Gallagher, one of the reporters. This friendship will shape the rest of their lives. The promise Betty makes to Gallagher will still affect her 50 years on.

The story is narrated in 2 different time levels: one during the summer-autumn of 1956, when the killer struck, and another one 50 years later.

Even if this is a crime-mystery book, the story behind it, of the choices people make and how they define their lives (and of those around them) is more important. The book has an air of sadness and of lost love. Of decisions having been made against people's wills.

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

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