Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The Girl from the Sea by Shalini Boland
I'm a sucker for an interesting cover so that's what drew me to this psychological thriller. A woman washes up on the beach with no memory of who she is and who she can trust. Soon a man claiming to be her boyfriend shows up at the hospital and leads her back into a life that appears to be hers but how can she truly know what is real and what is just what she is being told. This is an interesting examination of memory and its role in shaping how we see ourselves and are seen by others. Plotwise some of the twists are fairly well telegraphed but there's enough other intrigue to keep the reader guessing most of the way.