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Hen she was fourteen and fighting with her best friend over a boy Trying to unravel the answers before the heart pounding finish kept me up way past bedtime A must read for book clubs 25 starsI appreciate the author s attempt to tell a story with complex characters and tough subject matter but for me this one missed the mark The bare bones of a good story were there but the transitions from the past and present timelines felt disjointed at times and lacked a cohesive flow When I finished the book one thought that crossed my mind was t felt like a good rough draft of a book but needs some work and polishing to turn Nothing Lasts Forever (Battle Born MC Book 2) itnto something meaningfulWhen Katie Gregory was a teenager her best friend accused Katie s father of sexual assault He was convicted of the crime and after serving time The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth in prison hes set to be released Old memories pop back up to the surface and coupled with new Daisy information Katie seems to uestion just about everythingn her lifeThe premise for the story had potential but the execution for the most part fell flat I wish I would have felt for Katie than I did because obviously she was The Asylum in such a tough spot given that not only was her father accused of a horrific crime but her best friend was the accuser But other than a few moments here and there I just never felt all thatnvested n the story There s a similar type storyline n a book I read awhile back The Best Kind of People and n my opinion that one s a better read than this one This was my free Kindle First selection for January 2019 I d rather reread a good book than slog through a boring one Prime First Read books aren t what they once were Most Their Virgin Secretary (Masters of Ménage, in recent months have been DNF one or two stars None of the December optionsnterested me We were allowed to choose two books for January but I could only find oneTHE FORGOTTEN HOURS seemed like a decent possibility but I couldn t get The River into the Katie s narration I wasnterested On a Cold Road in Lulu s story but she was barely a minor character I skimmed to the end Riveting If I had to sum up this debut bookn one word that would be Taming Your Outer Child: Overcoming Self-Sabotage and Healing from Abandonment it What would you dof your father went to jail for statutory rape of your best friend Who do you side with What Two Children Behind A Wall if your choice might be wrong I admit that I feel a lot of overwhelm from the metoo news of the world today and wasn t sure how I was going to feel about this novel but Schumann pulls younto Katie s world and wraps you Darkstalker (Wings of Fire: Legends, in all the emotions from each charactern such a way that you literally can t put the book down There are often many sides to a story and relationships can be The Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas incredibly tough and complicated and Schumann deftly shows you all that nuance I m going to be thinking about this book for a long time to come Thanks NetGalley and Lake Union for the early peek at this book Katrin Schumann Author of The Forgotten Hours has written an emotionalntense suspenseful and captivating novel The Genres for this Novel are Fiction and Women s Fiction The timeline for this story starts The Twenty-Third Man (Mrs. Bradley, in 2007 and the present and goes back to the past whent pertains to the characters or events The Handbag Book Of Girly Emergencies in the story The author describes her characters are complex and complicated Thiss a story of coming of age of friendships of loss and betrayal It also The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop is a story of family disappointment memories forgetting love and hopeKatie Gregory now twenty four years old with a successful job a considerate boyfriend whos an Artist often thinks back n time to an earlier time
she would with her best friend Lulu at Eagle Lake having fun Life seemed to be less complicated and there were boys fun and parties Unfortunately Katie now waits for her father to be released from prison where he has been for six years accused by her best friend of an unspeakable crime Katie Has To Go Back To to go back to lake and fix up the cabin for her Dad to live n She dreads the trip because of many memories and some things she has forgottenKatie needs to make sense of everything that has happened When she has asked for nformation from her parents she has been put off What exactly happened Katie must go back to the past f there Night of the Living Dead Christian is any hope for the future The omissions ofnformation and Katie s The New World Order ignorance encourage her to look again at the pieces of the puzzle Whatnformation will Katie find I would recommend this novel to readers who enjoy a suspenseful and emotional novel. Ide cabin details of that fateful night resurface the chill of the lake the heat of first love the terrible sting of jealousy And as old memories collide with new realities they call nto uestion everything she thinks she knows about family friends and ultimately herself Now Katie’s choices will be put to the test with life altering conseuenc. .when she would
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I just have a lot of mixed about THIS BOOK AND NEED TO SORT THEM OUT ONE book and need to sort them One a half starsHow well do you really know someone even those you love That Halflings (Halflings, is the theme of this book Katie and Lulu were friends from childhood best friends Until the summer at Eagle Lake when everything changed That was when her best friend accused Katie s father of sexual assault which resultedn a trial and his The Big Snuggle-Up imprisonment since Lulu was only 14 Now just when the past has started to recede a little her fathers being released from prison after ten year and Katie returns to
The Lake And The Cabinlake and the cabin events reputedly took place What Too Close for Comfort (Jo Birmingham is the truth of events Does she really want to know The theme of this book sounded reallynteresting with Katie s conflicting loyalties and Trauma it was this really that kept me reading to find out who was telling the truth Did her father really do this or was Lulu telling lies If so for what reason But that really wasn t enough to compel mynterest The characters never grabbed me and some of the minor characters seemed totally unnecessary I found the further I went along The Dark Lord Trilogy (Star Wars: The Dark Lord Trilogy, in this book the lessnterested I became and the I started to skim I should have just saved myself the time and gone to the end and found out the answer Did he or didn t he Can t say I was drawn to any of the characters and Speech-making and Presentation Made Easy it just felt asf Happiness the Mindful Way it waffled on with too muchnternal monologue and lack of real conviction Others may appreciate this one but sadly Gorilla, Monkey Ape it didn t work for me 25 STARSIt took too long for things to get moving The books so focused on Katie and she s such a frustrating character It would have been better for the story to be set further A First Book of Jewish Bible Stories in the pastt just didn t seem believable that Katie was so sheltered and naive about everything that happened As t was the chapters set at the lake house felt like they could have been from the 70 sKatie s a woman n her mid 20 s a college graduate and yet she comes across as someone unable maybe just unwilling to think like an adult She never heard anything about the trial She never looked anything up online She never once thought to not blindly trust The Bully in her father She was exhaustingSo much focus on Katie meant that othernteresting characters got shortchanged namely Lulu Katie s mom and Katie s brother I would have liked some chapters from their POV I m a little disappointed The Regiment in the ending I thought what happened with Katie s dad was kind of taking the easy way out So much waiting so little pay off I truly wanted to love this book The powerful MeToo movement our country has seen surface the past few years had me desperately wanting to root for Lulubutt was so hard Her character was fake belligerent and a tad narcissistic I know others will disagree and that s okay I just had a hard time feeling anything about her at all As for Katieyuck She was aggravating In this day and age when EVERYTHING The Kingdom (Fargo Adventure, is splashed all over thenternet we re really supposed to believe she didn t even know who testified at her father s rape trial Really Unless she s an ostrich with her head buried Johnny Came Home in the sandt s simply not plausible I don t mind suspending belief a bit but come on Charlie and David could have added so much texture and nsight but the author nstead chose to make them meaningless secondary characters who added nothing at all to the tapestry of the story The main problem for me The book was just horribly boring and anti climatic Nothing happened except page after page of Katie s The Complete Idiots Guide to Raising Chickens internal dialogue long rambling tedious passages The story also jumps back and forth over multiple time periods but the changes aren tdentified The Complete Idiots Guide to Finance for Small Business in any way at the start of the chapters Makes for a bit of confusion Overall I give this book 15 stars I had such high hopes but what a disappointment Please note that I got this via s Kindle First Reads I really loved the premise of the Forgotten Hours a teenage girl loses her best friend and father after a rape accusation and trial This type of plot feels very timely That said I thought that the story being toldn third person point of view actually pushed me away as a reader I think His Guarded Heart ift was told The Woman Who Walked Into the Sea in the first person point of view I would have felt entwined with Katie and her choices Alsof The Goodness of Dogs it had been first person point of view I would have given leeway on the secondary characters Zen Lulu her father mother. In this evocative debut novel Katrin Schumann weaves a riveting story of past and present and how love can lead us astrayAt twenty four Katie Gregory feels like lifes looking up she’s snagged a great job Everybody Matters in New York City ands falling for a captivating artist and memories of her traumatic past are finally fading Katie’s life fell apart ,
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in third person point of view I think she could have tapped nto everyone s emotions a lotthird person point of view I think she could have tapped nto everyone s emotions a lot the backstory I needed to get Three Mothers, Three Daughters into Lulu s and her father s head The Forgotten Hours goes back and forth following the events that broke up Katie Gregory s family than 6 years ago Katie s best friend from childhood accuses her father of rape after two years ofnvestigationtrial he Three by Atiq Rahimi is found guilty This ends up causing her family to fracture Now that hes getting out of jail Katie Magical Garden 2018 Calendar: Coloring Meditations Inspired by Nature is focused on getting her family back to the wayt was There are complications however with her father wanting her to return to their family s cabin and make The Pages it ready for him This leads Katie down a path to figure out what really happened and wast her faultKatie Hija de la fortuna is really the center of this story I wish that Schumann had her come to some realizations a lot sooner She has had to draw herselfn due to what happened to her family and I get that However her relationship with Zen had her being ambivalent about The Black Widower it for reasons dealing with her father It s pretty obvious that Katie sees herself as her father s daughter and him being sent to jail for something she doesn t believe he did has broken some part of herself I just wish that we had seennteractions between her and her brother David That character The Learning Curve is written as being aware of things then Katie ever did I just wish that they had honest conversations The same with Katie and her mother Back to Katie we getnsight on what occurred 8 years ago when Katie and Lulu were 17 and how Katie worshiped Lulu until a boy comes between them The book flips back and forth between present day and the pastI think Lulu was written well but I wanted there Her story made me sad and I think The Night Listener it got passed over a little too uickly The uestion that Katie hass why would Lulu lie about her father However we are given hints here and there what was going On With Lulu And with Lulu and wish that had been the story Katie s father John Gregory T Shirt And Genes is charismatic Theres a pull to him when we have the story In the Electric Eden in the before time period Hes the guy that everyone The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey is drawn to wants to make happy Even Katie contrasts him with her mother and she finds her lacking due to her withdrawal from their family Katies haunted by her teen crush and I just thought that whole thing with him was a waste the present time period The before time period once again Schumman types The Reckoning (Maeve Kerrigan, into something when she goes back to first loves summer days and night and the smell of the sun and the lake on your skin The writing was good though sometimes a bit overworked I have to say that I loved all of the sections dealing with Katie and Lulu showing them growing up together and their summers together Schumann tapsnto being a young girl and how hard Wiggins, Sherlock et le Mysterious Poison - collection Tip Tongue - A1 dcouverte - ds 10 ans its sometimes to be best friends with someone We also get Lulu s longing to be part of Katie s family and how Lulu s life The Enchanted Wood (The Faraway Tree, is so different from Katie sWhen we switch back to the present time frame I just see Katie as a pale shadow still being jerked around by Lulu You would think that she would be separate from her at this point We know that the two had no contact after the rape accusation besides a nasty email that Katie sent But you have Katie wondering why Lulu never reached out to her I just rolled my eyes a bit at thatThe setting of the book bounces between New York upper state New York and London I have to say that Schumman writes of New York and summers on the lake very well The partsn London were very thin to me WeKatie get The Soul Stylists info dumped about some things and I just wisht was done differentlyThe ending was bittersweet I wish Point of Redemption (Nordic Lords MC, it had ended differently because I honestly don t think that the Gregory family ever really comes to term with things Ostriches the lot of them THE FORGOTTEN HOURSs a stunning novel that moves seamlessly between the aftermath of a trauma that shattered one family and a summer evening that ruined many lives As current events clash with truths Katie Gregory has kept hidden from her lover and herself she s forced to return to memories she d rather forget Memories that tug loyalty The Virgin Soldiers in conflicting directions and uestion everything she knows about trust and love Was her father guilty of the crime for which he was convicted Who s lying and how much does Katie remember of that tempestuous night Lmost a decade earlier during andyllic summer at her family’s cabin on Eagle Lake when her best friend accused her father of sexual assault Throughout his trial and Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History imprisonment Katiensisted on his nnocence dodging reporters and clinging to memories of the man she adoresNow he’s getting out Yet when Katie returns to the shuttered lakes. ,