I love a good psychological mystery, and when Last Summer by Kerry Lonsdale popped up in my Amazon recommendations, I remembered how much I liked her first book, Everything We Keep, and downloaded it right away. I wasn’t disappointed. From the first page, when we’re introduced to Ella – in the hospital recovering from an accident that caused her to miscarry a son she doesn’t remember expecting – it’s obvious that everything in the life of Ella and her husband, Damien, is definitely not what it seems.
We move through the pages with Ella as fragments of memory of her life before the accident work their way from her buried subconscious to the forefront of her mind, and she begins to wonder exactly who she was before the accident that almost claimed her life and did claim that of her unborn son – and what she might have done. Plot twists abound, with the final pages revealing that just when we thought we had it all figured out, we couldn’t have been more wrong.
Half Lifetime movie, half Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, this is a great read for those dwindling days of summer.