4.5 Muffins Book Reviews

Review of ‘All Is Not Forgotten’ by Wendy Walker

I received a copy of All Is Not Forgotten from the publishers because I was absolutely captivated by the description! This crime thriller novel sounded amazing and I couldn’t wait to read it, and it did not disappoint.

Below is my review, plus a sneaky peak at the front cover and description and places to buy:

About The Book


‘All Is Not Forgotten’ by Wendy Walker

In the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut everything seems picture perfect.

Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. But, in the weeks and months that follow, as she heals from her physical wounds, and with no factual recall of the attack, Jenny struggles with her raging emotional memory. Her father, Tom, becomes obsessed with his inability to find her attacker and seek justice while her mother, Charlotte, prefers to pretend this horrific event did not touch her perfect country club world.

As they seek help for their daughter, the fault lines within their marriage and their close-knit community emerge from the shadows where they have been hidden for years, and the relentless quest to find the monster who invaded their town – or perhaps lives among them – drive this psychological thriller to a shocking and unexpected conclusion.

My Review

All Is Not Forgotten is a crime thriller novel that follow Jenny and her family on their mission to uncover the perpetrator of a terrible crime in which Jenny was the victim; rape. Given a drug to help her forget this awful incident, Jenny decides she wants to reverse the effects so she can identify her rapist. The narrator of the novel is her therapist, explaining to us exactly what happened on the night and how he works with Jenny and her family to struggle through this difficult time. There are many side characters introduced into the story which makes things all the more exciting, as there are more possibilities as to who could have committed the crime. The events throughout the story were in no way predictable, which made for a climactic ending, with all loose threads coming together to explain all that went on that night.

I felt as though all of the characters were very well developed, especially the main members of the family, but even the side characters had their own back story’s written for them! My favourite character was probably Jenny because I felt that her story was so impressively devloped that it was a lot easier to connect with her. Saying that, all of the characters did feel very real to me, especially, as I said, because they were so deeply developed.

The story definitely kept me guessing, despite taking me so long to read, as I was constantly trying to work out who the culprit was! The best part of the book, I found, was the depth that the author went into in the character’s therapy sessions, and how much research that must have been done to make those scenes so accurate.

In summary, the book definitely did it’s job on telling s great crime thriller, especially with character development being at 110%. I would definitely recommend this as a great summer read to keep you entertained.

My Rating: 4.5 Muffins out of 5

Where To Buy

If you like the sound of the book, here is where you can buy the book (including, but not limited to):


The Book Depository

  Cover photo and description taken from Goodreads (view book profile here)

By bookmuffin

I like books and tea. MA Children's Literature student.

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