I Know You Remember by Jennifer Donaldson
So I’m going to try and make this quick, because I literally just finished it after reading for like an hour and I’m currently in a kind of state of shock – the PLOT TWIST GOOD LORD
Anyway it’s time for the plot!
Zahra Gaines is missing.
After three long years away, Ruthie Hayden arrives in her hometown of Anchorage, Alaska to this devastating news. Zahra was Ruthie’s best friend–the only person who ever really understood her–and she vows to do whatever it takes to find her.
Zahra vanished from a party just days before Ruthie’s return, but the more people she talks to, the more she realizes that the Zahra she knew disappeared long before that fateful night. Gone is the whimsical, artistic girl who loved books and knew Ruthie’s every secret. In her place is an athlete, a partier, a girl with secrets of her own. Darker still are the rumors that something happened to Zahra while Ruthie was gone, something that changed her forever…
As Ruthie desperately tries to piece together the truth, she falls deeper and deeper into her friend’s new world, circling closer to a dangerous revelation about what Zahra experienced in the days before her disappearance–one that might be better off buried.
So definitely my kind of book.
First of all, Ruthie (in my opinion of course) was a pretty fleshed our character and it was interesting how basically her WHOLE personality revolves around Zahra (which is a pretty cool name I’ve got to say).
Having just finished Jennifer Donaldson’s other book, Lies You Never Told Me, which I also loved (kind of a recurring theme with that style of book…) I’ve noticed some similarities in the content. In both books, the main characters parent has, or had, a substance abuse problem. Seeing as I don’t really know much about that kind of life it offered an insight into something new for me, which I love.
To finish off this, so that it is quick, I really liked the storyline (that PLOT TWIST) and would recommend.