Tuesday, April 23, 2019

What if You Could Come Up With Something Totally Different Story of Your Life?

Author Karma Brown likes to explore various psychological illnesses in her writing.  In The Life Lucy Knew;she explores false memories.  What happens when these types of memories occur and what implications does it have for the person that experiences them?  The Life Lucy Knew is the first Karma Brown novel that I have had the opportunity to read.

“After hitting her head, Lucy Sparks awakens in the hospital to a shocking revelation: the man she’s known and loved for years—the man she recently married—is not actually her husband. In fact, they haven’t even spoken since their breakup four years earlier. The happily-ever-after she remembers in vivid detail—right down to the dress she wore to their wedding—is only one example of what her doctors call a false memory: recollections Lucy’s mind made up to fill in the blanks from the coma.

Her psychologist explains the condition as honest lying, because while Lucy’s memories are false, they still feel incredibly real. Now she has no idea which memories she can trust—a devastating experience not only for Lucy, but also for her family, friends and especially her devoted boyfriend, Matt, whom Lucy remembers merely as a work colleague.

When the life Lucy believes she had slams against the reality she’s been living for the past four years, she must make a difficult choice about which life she wants to lead, and who she really is.” (Amazon)

I liked this novel!  I felt that the story moved from one page to the next.  I could identify with the character of Lucy and her struggles of what is fiction from fact.  What are the actual events in her life.? It is written well and totally engrossing! I hope to enjoy more novels by Karma Brown.

Rating:

4/5

Purchase a copy of The Life Lucy Knew here.