I have just finished The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin and it was such an AMAZING book! I already know it will be among my top picks for 2016. I know, a big call right?
The Forgetting Time is one of those books that has you engrossed from the first page to the very last; and by last I mean the last page of the acknowledgements. I really wasn’t ready to let go of this book and the wonderful story it told.
The Forgetting Time stands out as a great book for many reasons. It has no genre, it’s not a thriller or a romance, it is just a fantastic story that will have you holding your breath and clutching your chest; well it did for me.
The book was told from the different perspectives of the three main characters; Jani, Jerome and Denise. I loved this as I became emotionally invested in each of the characters and their stories.
Janie’s son Noah is her world, and it breaks her heart that he has nightmares. That he’s terrified of water. That he sometimes pushes her away and screams he wants his real mother. That it’s getting worse and worse and no one seems to be able to help.
I am hesitant to say too much about this book because I don’t want to take anything away from the experience you get reading and discovering how the story evolves. It was purely one of those books you pick up and totally enjoy and sit back and say to yourself why can’t every book I read be like this?!
If you are looking for one of those rare books that grabs hold and offers you an amazing story to share then The Forgetting Time is for you. I am only sorry that it is Sharon Guskin’s first book and I can’t go out and buy anything else she has written!