Forgotten – Catherine McKenzie – blog tour

1 May

Emma Tupper is a dedicated lawyer with a bright future. But when she takes a month-long leave of absence to go on an African vacation, she ends up facing unexpected consequences. After she falls ill and spends six months trapped in a remote village thanks to a devastating earthquake, Emma returns home to discover that her friends, boyfriend, and colleagues thought she was dead and that her life has moved on without her.

As she struggles to recreate her old life, throwing herself into solving a big case for a client and trying to reclaim her beloved apartment from the handsome photographer who’s taken over her lease, everyone around her thinks she should take the opportunity to change. But is she willing to sacrifice the job, relationships and everything else she worked so hard to build?

*Sigh* Don’t you love when you have an author that you just know is going to wow you? Over the past couple of years Catherine McKenzie has become one of my go-to authors. I wait impatiently for her to have a new book out, then do what I have to do to get a hold of an ARC. Then I devour it in one sitting, hug it to my chest happily and begin the whole process over. Seriously.

Forgotten is a bit different than Catherine’s first two books. While it once again deals with a woman who finds herself in an unusual predicament, I found it a lot darker and more serious than Spin and Arranged. But I still loved it to bits. Despite the different overall tone it still had the snappy dialogue, great characterization and gut-wrenching scenes that I’ve come to expect from Catherine.

I don’t want to give anything away, but there’s a subplot that pops up about half way through the book that I thought was a wonderful addition to the main plot. It added another layer to Emma and really  helped her character to grow. And that’s what’s really at the heart of this story: growing. I think it’s great that Emma comes back all ready to take over her life again. But is that really the life she wants? And if so, will that life still be there for her? It’s these questions, and the way that Catherine approaches them, that makes this such a great read.

Oh, and the handsome photographer ain’t too shabby, either. :0)

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5 Responses to “Forgotten – Catherine McKenzie – blog tour”

  1. Catherine McKenzie May 1, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    Thanks so much! – Catherine

  2. Cat @ Beyond Books May 1, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    Yay! Yay! Yay! I just bought this today, I did. Woot!

    • lavenderlines May 1, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

      Excited to hear what you think of it, Cat!

  3. Tiffany Drew October 16, 2012 at 11:27 pm #

    I became a fan of Catherine on Facebook before I even read one of her books. She does so much to help bring amazing books to our attention. I have read her first book, Spin, and was blown away. I absolutely loved it. I’ve been waiting for what seems like years for Forgotten to be released in the US and I am so excited to finally have a chance to read it!

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