Memories make us human. Are we still alive if we can’t remember?
Seventeen-year-old Zoe Laleigh has accepted that sometimes the only way to survive today is to wipe away the past. That’s what her loving parents and dedicated psychiatrist are helping her do—forget. What, she’s not entirely sure. All she knows is when an entire year of recollections goes missing, there’s definitely something wrong.
Sometimes the past isn’t so easily forgotten…
Through a flood of dreams, Zoe realizes something happened. Something terrible and tragic. Her lost year is a monster hiding in the shadow of her nightmares, taunting her, but unwilling to reveal itself. When her family relocates, she hopes a new town and new school will help her regain a sense of normalcy. If only it were that easy.
Strangely enough, only her dog, Rin, seems to understand her…
He is somehow connected to her lost year—connected to why she keeps doing things her mother calls reckless, foolish, and dangerous. And when she starts to hear voices and sees things no one else can, she is forced to question her own sanity.
The monster of her nightmares has returned, bringing with it the single question that plagues her at night…
What is there to remember?
Reviewed by Claire
I received If I Should Remember from Netgalley for an honest review, thank you.
When I started reading If I Should Remember, I wasn't sure if it was going to be for me but I strangely found myself transfixed to the pages trying to work out what was going on.
If I Should Remember is full of mystery and suspense. While you find yourself clueless with what happened to Zoe, the story grips you to finding out the mystery.
The characters are well established and likeable.
The only disappointment for me, is I'm left with unanswered questions. I think we needed more explanation on Rin, I understand he was her way of coping but there was stuff he knew, which wouldn't have been possible. So while I found myself gripped to the mystery, I felt stuff was left unanswered.