Last Summer (Kerry Lonsdale)

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From the Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Everything series comes a new novel of love, lies, and deceit.

Lifestyle journalist Ella Skye remembers every celebrity she interviewed, every politician she charmed between the sheets, and every socialite who eyed her with envy. The chance meeting with her husband, Damien; their rapid free fall into love; and their low-key, intimate wedding are all locked in her memory. But what she can’t remember is the tragic car accident that ripped her unborn child from her. Ella can’t even recall being pregnant.

Hoping to find the memories of a lost pregnancy that’s left her husband devastated and their home empty, Ella begins delving into her past when she’s assigned an exclusive story about Nathan Donovan, a retired celebrity adventurer who seems to know more about her than she does him. To unravel the mystery of her selective memory loss, Ella follows Nathan from the snowcapped Sierra Nevada to the frozen slopes of southeast Alaska. There she discovers the people she trusts most aren’t the only ones keeping secrets from her—she’s hiding them from herself. Ella quickly learns that some truths are best left forgotten.

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Last Summer is another amazing book from bestselling author Kerry Lonsdale, and a prime example of why she has become one of my favourite novelists. LS kept me guessing to the very end with twists and turns on an emotional rollercoaster.

Without giving out spoilers, I will say that by the end of chapter 29 I had a pit in my stomach for Ella, and teared up in several chapters. Lonsdale’s ability to write with such great expression draws readers in. I can always count on her to write characters with depth. Nathan, Damien and Ella are all completed people with insecurities, faults, and odd personality quirks. One of my favourite things about Lonsdale is that she doesn’t have “good” and “bad” people in her novels. Everyone is some blend of the two.

I highly recommend this book or audiobook (I listened, loved the narration!) and am eager to listen to her summer 2020 standalone Side Trip.

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