«Con maestria Amanda Reynolds svela la verità dei fatti tenendo il lettore inchiodato alla pagina. Un bellissimo romanzo d’esordio.» Kathryn Hughes, autrice di La lettera
Quando Jo si risveglia in fondo alle scale di casa e vede suo marito chino su di lei, non ha memoria di quel che è successo. Per fortuna non si è fatta nulla di grave, ma la caduta le ha provocato un’amnesia che copre gli ultimi dodici mesi. Jo comincia con fatica a mettere insieme i tasselli della propria vita, ma i ricordi sono confusi e il marito e i figli non sono di aiuto. Tutti sembrano volerle nascondere qualcosa. E in effetti, a mano a mano che Jo si riappropria di brandelli del suo passato recente, quel che vede la sorprende, la inquieta, la disturba, perché non collima con l’immagine serena di una donna appagata dalla vita famigliare, con un marito affettuoso, due figli ormai grandi e responsabili, una bella villa in campagna. Cosa è successo durante l’ultimo anno? Perché dai recessi della sua memoria emergono volti sconosciuti, situazioni inconsuete, sensazioni di pericolo incombente? Perché si sente così sospettosa di tutti, degli amici, dei figli, del marito… persino di se stessa?
Nel romanzo d’esordio L’anno che è passato, Amanda Reynolds mette la sua scrittura raffinata e incalzante al servizio di una protagonista costretta dagli eventi a svelare l’orrore che può nascondersi dietro la facciata di una vita «normale».
- ISBN: 8867002848
- Casa Editrice: Corbaccio
- Pagine: 324
2.5* After a fall down a flight of stairs, Jo is slowly regaining consciousness in a local hospital. Battered and bruised, she tries desperately to recall why she fell. Could her husband be to blame? She quickly realizes she has virtually no recollection of the fall itself or the entire year leading Leggi tutto
Jo and Rob have been married for twenty-four years and have two adult children. Jo doesn’t remember the last year of her life and the text goes back and forth between the past and the present, before and after Jo’s accident. This was an okay read, but it didn’t fully hold my interest and my mind wan Leggi tutto
2.5 stars Jo Harding has amnesia. She has been told by her husband Rob that she has fallen down the stairs. He keeps repeating this to her! As snippets of memory begin to come back, she questions the circumstances of her fall. She is having flashbacks of a certain bedroom scene! Rob and her two adult Leggi tutto
Jo Harding wakes up in a hospital with partial amnesia,she has lost a whole year of her life.She is informed that she fell down the stairs but she has no memory of what happened on that night. Jo begins a frantic quest to unlock her lost memories and discover the truth gradually uncovering secrets th Leggi tutto
3.5 stars. When Jo Harding fell down the stairs at her home, she wakes up in hospital with partial amnesia. She can't remember anything that's happened in the last year and her husband wants to keep it that way. Was Jo having an affair? Lying to her family? Starting a new life's? She can't remember
Ugh. Another amnesia trope, every character dangerously unlikeable. I’m sorry to downmark, the authors writing is fine, but the storyline has been done so many times before and so much better. Please stop writing all men as one-dimensional, evil, cheating, lying predators and all women as helpless, n Leggi tutto
Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm https://www.beckiebookworm.com Really enjoyed Close To Me by Amanda Reynolds, wasn't sure what to expect this being a debut author but I certainly wasn't disappointed. Close To Me tells the story of Jo Harding after she falls down stairs hitting her head and losing her
I quite liked Close To Me, read it fast, but I have to say these are all becoming a little bit samey. That's not to say this was without its charms - I was engaged by the relationship between this couple, that had been married for years the dynamic when Jo loses a year of memory and begins to become Leggi tutto
Now everyone knows I LOVE a dysfunctional family (rumours that this is because it shows my own family in a slightly better light are of course unfounded!!) so I was totally tempted by the blurb of Close To Me which seemed right up my street, with family secrets lying at the heart of this memory loss Leggi tutto
What would you do if you woke up after a fall and can't remember the last year of your life, find yourself apprehensive about a husband you think you love and everyone is tip toeing around you? Traveling from the days after she wakes up from her accident, to the past year as she starts to remember... Leggi tutto
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