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The Forgotten Hours av Katrin Schumann
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The Forgotten Hours (urspr publ 2019; utgåvan 2019)

av Katrin Schumann (Författare)

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An Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestseller. "A relevant, compelling, and compassionate look at the torture of conflicted loyalties and the slipperiness of truth." --Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us and The Lost Family In this evocative debut novel, Katrin Schumann weaves a riveting story of past and present--and how love can lead us astray. At twenty-four, Katie Gregory feels like life is looking up: she's snagged a great job in New York City and is falling for a captivating artist--and memories of her traumatic past are finally fading. Katie's life fell apart almost a decade earlier, during an idyllic summer at her family's cabin on Eagle Lake when her best friend accused her father of sexual assault. Throughout his trial and imprisonment, Katie insisted on his innocence, dodging reporters and clinging to memories of the man she adores. Now he's getting out. Yet when Katie returns to the shuttered lakeside 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 into question everything she thinks she knows about family, friends, and, ultimately, herself. Now, Katie's choices will be put to the test with life-altering consequences.… (mer)
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Titel:The Forgotten Hours
Författare:Katrin Schumann (Författare)
Info:Lake Union Publishing (2019), 350 pages
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Please note that I got this via Amazon'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 told in third person point of view actually pushed me away as a reader. I think if it was told in the first person point of view I would have felt more entwined with Katie and her choices. Also, if it had been first person point of view, I would have given more leeway on the secondary characters (Zen, Lulu, her father, mother, brother, etc) being written so shallowly. However, writing in third person point of view, I think she could have tapped into everyone's emotions a lot more and the backstory. I needed to get into Lulu's and her father's head more.

"The Forgotten Hours" goes back and forth following the events that broke up Katie Gregory's family more than 6 years ago. Katie's best friend from childhood accuses her father of rape, after two years of investigation/trial, he is found guilty. This ends up causing her family to fracture. Now that he is getting out of jail, Katie is focused on getting her family back to the way it was. There are complications however with her father wanting her to return to their family's cabin, and make it ready for him. This leads Katie down a path to figure out what really happened, and was it her fault.

Katie 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 herself in due to what happened to her family, and I get that. However, her relationship with Zen had her being ambivalent about 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 seen more interactions between her and her brother David. That character is written as being more aware of things then Katie ever did. I just wish that they had more honest conversations. The same with Katie and her mother. Back to Katie, we get more insight 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 past.

I think Lulu was written well, but I wanted more there. Her story made me sad and I think it got passed over a little too quickly. The question that Katie has is why would Lulu lie about her father. However, we are given hints here and there what was going on with Lulu and I wish that had been the story.

Katie's father, John Gregory, is charismatic. There is a pull to him when we have the story in the before time period. He is the guy that everyone 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.

Katie is 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 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 taps into being a young girl and how hard it is 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 is so different from Katie's.

When 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 that.

The 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 parts in London were very thin to me. We/Katie get info dumped about some things and I just wish it was done differently.

The ending was bittersweet. I wish 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. ( )
  ObsidianBlue | Jul 1, 2020 |
Katie's life fell apart a decade ago after her best friend accused her father of sexual assault. Now her life is looking up, until her dad is getting out of jail. Always believing his innocence, Katie is set to help him adjust to life outside of prison. Old memories collide with new realities.
Twists and turns are the theme of this book. ( )
  sunnydrk | Oct 25, 2019 |
This novel is told from the perspective of 24-year old Katie Gregory, whose father was sent to prison for the statutory of rape of her best friend, Lulu, when they were 15-years old. Katie is steadfastly loyal to her father throughout his incarceration. Her parents divorced after his imprisonment, and she has a distant relationship with her mother, whom she considers cold and unfeeling. Throughout the years, Katie searches for answers and none is forthcoming until she visits her maternal grandfather.

The story evolves for Katie after her father's release when all she thought was true suddenly isn't. It would have been edifying to find out more about Lulu and her journey, but this is an excellent accomplishment for a debut novel. ( )
  pdebolt | Jun 29, 2019 |
I got this book via Amazon Kindle First Reads. It’s not a book I’d normally pick up but it sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. I didn’t love it but it wasn’t terrible either. The author did a good job with discussing a difficult subject. I just kind of wanted more from the other characters. I wish we could have seen things from other perspectives, like Lulu’s or even David’s. There was also rough transitions from past to present and flipping to new scenes without a clear introduction. I often had to re read a paragraph or two because I got lost. ( )
  amelia_booklove | Apr 15, 2019 |
Excellent book. Complicated people and situations. ( )
  shazjhb | Mar 8, 2019 |
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An Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestseller. "A relevant, compelling, and compassionate look at the torture of conflicted loyalties and the slipperiness of truth." --Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us and The Lost Family In this evocative debut novel, Katrin Schumann weaves a riveting story of past and present--and how love can lead us astray. At twenty-four, Katie Gregory feels like life is looking up: she's snagged a great job in New York City and is falling for a captivating artist--and memories of her traumatic past are finally fading. Katie's life fell apart almost a decade earlier, during an idyllic summer at her family's cabin on Eagle Lake when her best friend accused her father of sexual assault. Throughout his trial and imprisonment, Katie insisted on his innocence, dodging reporters and clinging to memories of the man she adores. Now he's getting out. Yet when Katie returns to the shuttered lakeside 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 into question everything she thinks she knows about family, friends, and, ultimately, herself. Now, Katie's choices will be put to the test with life-altering consequences.

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