What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr

Today is the first time we’ve had cloudy cool weather in MONTHS and MONTHS. I’m in heaven! Fall is just around the corner! No better day to be reading this book than today!

Thank you Minotaur Books for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: Rose Dennis wakes up in a hospital gown, her brain in a fog, only to discover that she’s been committed to an Alzheimer’s Unit in a nursing home. With no memory of how she ended up in this position, Rose is sure that something is very wrong. When she overhears one of the administrators saying about her that she’s “not making it through the week,” Rose is convinced that if she’s to survive, she has to get out of the nursing home. She avoids taking her medication, putting on a show for the aides, then stages her escape. The only problem is—how does she convince anyone that she’s not actually demented? Her relatives were the ones to commit her, all the legal papers were drawn up, the authorities are on the side of the nursing home, and even she isn’t sure she sounds completely sane. But any lingering doubt Rose herself might have had is erased when a would-be killer shows up in her house in the middle of the night. Now Rose knows that someone is determined to get rid of her. With the help of her computer hacker/recluse sister Marion, thirteen-year old granddaughter Mel, and Mel’s friend Royal, Rose begins to gather her strength and fight back—to find out who is after her and take back control of her own life. But someone out there is still determined to kill Rose, and they’re holding all the cards.

This one was a good one! I thought it was going to turn out to be a lot like “What Alice Forgot” but it was very different, in a good way! This is a fast pace, edge of your seat, thrilling kind of read. It got me out a book slump very easily. This was my first book from Nevada (love the name, by the way!) and I will be going to pick up more by her.

5/5 Stars

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