Who is Lucie Walker? Even Lucie herself can’t answer that question after she comes to, confused and up to her knees in the chilly San Francisco Bay. Back home in Seattle, she adjusts to life with amnesia, growing unsettled by the clues she finds to the selfish, carefully guarded person she used to be. Will she ever fall in love with her handsome, kindhearted fiancé, Grady? Can he devote himself to the vulnerable, easygoing Lucie 2.0, who is so unlike her controlling former self? When Lucie learns that Grady has been hiding some very painful secrets that could change the course of their relationship, she musters the courage to search for the shocking, long-repressed childhood memories that will finally set her free.
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Tepid Response from Shortridge Fan
I read all of Ms. Shortridges books two or more times. I eagerly awaited LWM. The story is interesting. The sentence structure is short, almost stilted and I don't think Ms. Dawe's vocalization of the story represents the characters very well.
Lucy's character development is interesting. The use of extreme profanity in the dialogue comes off as unnecessary. When Lucy finds the initials of Grady's sister "MF" and goes right to the nastiest possible interpretation of those letters, it just sounded implausible for her character.
Grady's voice is terrible. He sounds weak and nasally. The shrill tone of the narrators voice doesn't help me get the emotional content of the story. It actually irritates me so I want to stop listening. I am a fan of Ms. Shortridge, though. I waited so long to read this book. I'm trying to ignore the narrator's tone and focus on the characters.
The story actually would work well for a movie script. Mark Ruffalo would play Grady. Lucy would be played by Jennifer Lawrence.