Today’s team review is from Georgia, she blogs here http://www.georgiarosebooks.com
Georgia has been reading Remember by Shervin Jamali
I chose to read this book as a proud member of Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team. I had no idea what to expect as the book had not yet been released but I was intrigued by the blurb.
Grace and Daniel met in later life and when she dies, right at the start of the story, he falls off the wagon and descends back into his previous life of alcoholism. He finds he cannot forget Grace’s last words because when he had expressed a wish that he’d known her when he was young, she answers, “But you did, my love. Don’t you remember?”
Daniel meets a hypnotherapist in a bar and eventually turns to him for help in regressing him back through life so he can see where and how he’d met Grace before.
Jamali has a nice style of flowing writing which makes the read easy and the book is divided into short, sometimes very short, chapters, which means it’s tempting to fit in just another one or two before you turn the light off at night.
I don’t know why but I didn’t expect to enjoy this read as much as I did. There are humorous moments which manage to lift the darker stuff going on, of which there was plenty, and there were great characters but most of all it was interesting, original and those pages kept turning, so it’s a definite recommendation from me.
As Daniel watches the life ebb from Grace’s body, he wishes they had more time, knew each other when they were young. His wife surprises him by insisting that they did. And then she’s gone. Daniel knows this can’t be true. Can it? They only met later in life, so why would Grace’s departing words hint at a shared youth? Haunted by this notion, Daniel journeys into the past to discover the truth. ‘Remember’ is a unique love story. Find out how it really began… ‘Remember’ is dedicated to the brilliant Scottish author Brendan Gisby and his late wife, Alison.