Blog Tour: U.S. Launch of Forgotten – Catherine McKenzie

16 Oct

So, today is the U.S. launch of Forgotten by Catherine McKenzie!!!! If you know my blog, then you know I majorly heart Catherine and her books. In fact, I believe I have taken part in all the different blog tours for the Canadian AND American launches of her books. Yups, that’s how much I dig them.

I”m re-posting my original review of Forgotten, which I abs ADORED. I also have a copy for one lucky US reader. Just comment on the review for your chance to win a copy. I’ll run the contest until Oct 22nd.

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)

12 Responses to “Blog Tour: U.S. Launch of Forgotten – Catherine McKenzie”

  1. Michelle Lovell October 16, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    This book looks great!!!! Can’t wait to read it.

  2. Tiffany Drew October 16, 2012 at 11:26 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!

  3. Susan @ The Book Bag October 17, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    I love Catherine and all her books – she is becoming one of my ‘must-have’ authors. Your comment about the sub-plot intrigues me, I can’t wait to find out what that is all about.

  4. Winfred Cook October 17, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    It must be terrifying to discover life moving on without you. That’s something my uncle faced after his stroke. He was still a young man, but he faced stringent physical therapy to be able to walk again, and he lost most of his speech. I can’t imagine how that must have felt to him.

  5. Nadine October 18, 2012 at 2:29 am #

    I loooove Catherine!!

  6. dollyj007 October 22, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    Like Tiffany, I discovered Catherine on FB, via her promotion of other author’s books, and my admiration began because of that, long before I read her first book. I’m looking forward to ‘Forgotten’. Thank you for the review & giveaway.

  7. Vivian October 22, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    Great review. I’ve enjoyed reading ARRANGED and have now moved FORGOTTEN up to the top 10 on my TBR list.

  8. susieqlaw October 22, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

    This book sounds intriguing!

  9. Bridget O'Neill October 22, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    This book looks amazing. The question of whether you want the life you had once you come back to it is very intriguing. I can’t wait to read the book and find out what Emma decides to do!

  10. Kristen October 22, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    I just found this contest – I LOVED Spin and am so looking forward to this book!

  11. Cat November 15, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    Looooooooooved this book! This was my intelligent comment for the day. heh

  12. Ann January 24, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    I stopped by your blog today.

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