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times and lacked a cohesive low When I inished the book and lacked a cohesive When I inished the book thought that crossed my mind was it elt like a good rough draft of a book but needs some work and polishing to turn it into something meaningfulWhen Katie Gregory was a teenager her best riend accused Katie s Hip Pocket Sleaze: The Lurid World of Vintage Adult Paperbacks father of sexual assault He was convicted of the crime and after serving time in prison he is set to be released Old memories pop back up to the surface and coupled with new information Katie seems to uestion just about everything in her lifeThe premiseor the story had potential but the execution Mookie: Life, Baseball, and the '86 Mets for the most partell lat I wish I would have elt Clawback for Katie than I did because obviously she was in such a tough spot given that not only was herather accused of a horrific crime but her best riend was the accuser But other than a ew moments here and there I just never Sugar in the Raw: Voices of Young Black Girls in America felt all that invested in the story There s a similar type storyline in a book I read awhile back The Best Kind of People and in my opinion that one is a better read than this one This was myree Kindle First selection Cooking for Company for January 2019 I d rather reread a good book than slog through a boring one Prime First Read books aren t what they once were Most in recent months have been DNF one or two stars None of the December options interested me We were allowed to choose two booksor January but I could only Empire of Sin find oneTHE FORGOTTEN HOURS seemed like a decent possibility but I couldn t get into the Katie s narration I was interested in Lulu s story but she was barely a minor character I skimmed to the end Riveting If I had to sum up this debut book in one word that would be it What would you do if yourather went to jail Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China for statutory rape of your bestriend Who do you side with What if your choice might be wrong I admit that I My Wife's Affair feel a lot of overwhelmrom the metoo news of the world today and wasn t sure how I was going to Chicken, Chicken, Duck! feel about this novel but Schumann pulls you into Katie s world and wraps you in all the emotionsrom each character in such a way that you literally can t put the book down There are often many sides to a story and relationships can be incredibly tough and complicated and Schumann deftly shows you all that nuance I m going to be thinking about this book Inspirations for a long time to come Thanks NetGalley and Lake Unionor the early peek at this book Katrin Schumann Author of The Forgotten Hours has written an emotional intense suspenseful and captivating novel The Genres or this Novel are Fiction and Women s Fiction The timeline or this story starts in 2007 and the present and goes back to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story The author describes her characters are complex and complicated This is a story of coming of age of Move Over, Victoria--I Know the Real Secret: Surrendering the Lies That Bind You to the God Who Frees You friendships of loss and betrayal It also is a story ofamily disappointment memories Slo Mo! forgetting love and hopeKatie Gregory now twentyour years old with a successful job a considerate boyfriend who is an Artist often thinks back in time to an earlier time when she would be with her best riend Lulu at Eagle Lake having un Life seemed to be less complicated and there were boys Pirates, Ships, and Sailors fun and parties Unfortunately Katie now waitsor her ather to be released rom prison where he has been War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History: 1500 to Today for six years accused by her bestriend of an unspeakable crime Katie has to go back to the lake and A Boy in Winter fix up the cabinor her Dad to live in She dreads the trip because of many memories and some things she has Frost at Midnight forgottenKatie needs to make sense of everything that has happened When she has askedor information Princess Baby, Night-Night from her parents she has been put off What exactly happened Katie must go back to the past if there is any hopeor the The Pentagon Papers: Making History at the Washington Post future The omissions of information and Katie s ignorance encourage her to look again at the pieces of the puzzle What information will Katieind I would recommend this novel to readers who enjoy a suspenseful and emotional novel. Ide cabin details of that Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution fateful night resurface the chill of the lake the heat ofirst love the terrible sting of jealousy And as old memories collide with new realities they call into uestion everything she thinks she knows about On a Cold Road: Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock familyriends and ultimately herself Now Katie’s choices will be put to the test with life altering conseuenc.
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Feelings About This Book And Need Toabout this book and need to them out One and a half starsHow well do you really know someone even those you love That is the theme of this book Katie and Lulu were riends rom childhood best riends Until the summer at Eagle Lake when everything changed That was when her best Nini friend accused Katie sather of sexual assault which resulted in a trial and his imprisonment since Lulu was only 14 Now just when the past has started to recede a little her I Love My Dad (Disney Princess) father is being releasedrom prison after ten year and Katie returns to the lake and the cabin where events reputedly took place What is the truth of events Does she really want to know The theme of this book sounded really interesting with Katie s conflicting loyalties and it was this really that kept me reading to Flight, Vol. 7 find out who was telling the truth Did herather really do this or was Lulu telling lies If so or what reason But that really wasn t enough to compel my interest The characters never grabbed me and some of the minor characters seemed totally unnecessary I ound the urther I went along in this book the less interested I became and the I started to skim I should have just saved myself the time and gone to the end and ound out the answer Did he or didn t he Can t say I was drawn to any of the characters and it just Camp Rex felt as if it waffled on with too much internal monologue and lack of real conviction Others may appreciate this one but sadly it didn t workor me 25 STARSIt took too long or things to get moving The book is so ocused on Katie and she s such a rustrating character It would have been better or the story to be set When Dads Don't Grow Up further in the past it just didn t seem believable that Katie was so sheltered and naive about everything that happened As it was the chapters set at the lake houseelt like they could have been Miles from Kara from the 70 sKatie s a woman in her mid 20 s a college graduate and yet she comes across as someone unable maybe just unwilling to think like an adult She never heard anything about the trial She never looked anything up online She never once thought to not blindly trust in herather She was exhaustingSo much Pee Wee Scouts treasury (Pee Wee Scouts, focus on Katie meant that other interesting characters got shortchanged namely Lulu Katie s mom and Katie s brother I would have liked some chaptersrom their POV I m a little disappointed in the ending I thought what happened with Katie s
dad was kind of taking the easy way out So much waiting so little pay off I truly wanted towas kind of taking the easy way out So much waiting so little pay off I truly wanted to this book The powerful MeToo movement our country has seen surface the past ew years had me desperately wanting to root or Lulubut it was so hard Her character was ake belligerent and a tad narcissistic I know others will disagree and that s okay I just had a hard time High Heat feeling anything about her at all Asor Katieyuck She was aggravating In this day and age when EVERYTHING is splashed all over the internet we re really supposed to believe she didn t even know who testified at her ather s rape trial Really Unless she s an ostrich with her head buried in the sand it s simply not plausible I don t mind suspending belief a bit but come on Charlie and David could have added so much texture and insight but the author instead chose to make them meaningless secondary characters who added nothing at all to the tapestry of the story The main problem or me The book was just horribly boring and anti climatic Nothing happened except page after page of Katie s internal dialogue long rambling tedious passages The story also jumps back and orth over multiple time periods but the changes aren t identified in any way at the start of the chapters Makes or a bit of confusion Overall I give this book 15 stars I had such high hopes but what a disappointment Please note that I got this via s Kindle First Reads I really loved the premise of the Forgotten Hours a teenage girl loses her best riend and ather after a rape accusation and trial This type of plot A treatise on the law of marital rights in Texas 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 theirst person point of view I would have elt entwined with Katie and her choices Also if it had been irst person point of view I would have given leeway on the secondary characters Zen Lulu her Lots of Hearts father mother. In this evocative debut novel Katrin Schumann weaves a riveting story of past and present and how love can lead us astrayAt twentyour Katie Gregory eels like life is looking up she’s snagged a great job in New York City and is alling Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss for a captivating artist and memories of her traumatic past areinally Don't Hex with Texas fading Katie’s lifeell apart Brother etc being written so shallowly
HOWEVER WRITING IN THIRD PERSON POINTwriting in third person point view I think she could have tapped into everyone s emotions a lot and the backstory I needed to get into Lulu s and her ather s head The Forgotten Hours goes back and orth ollowing the events
broke up Katie Gregory s Pajama Party family than years ago Katie s bestriend Bunco Babes Tell All from childhood accuses herather of rape after two years of investigationtrial he is Every Day by the Sun: A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi found guilty This ends up causing heramily to Bringing the Outside In fracture Now that he is getting out of jail Katie isocused on getting her amily back to the way it was There are complications however with her ather wanting her to return to their amily s cabin and make it ready or him This leads Katie down a path to Close to Hugh figure out what really happened and was it heraultKatie 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 Women and Self Esteem family and I get that However her relationship with Zen had her being ambivalent about itor reasons dealing with her Toy to Toy (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 3) father It s pretty obvious that Katie sees herself as herather s daughter and him being sent to jail Charity for something she doesn t believe he did has broken some part of herself I just wish that we had seen interactions between her and her brother David That character is written as being aware of things then Katie ever did I just wish that they had honest conversations The same with Katie and her mother Back to Katie we get 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 booklips back and orth between present day and the pastI think Lulu was written well but I wanted there Her story made me sad and I think it got passed over a little too uickly The uestion that Katie has is why would Lulu lie about her ather However we are given hints here and there what was going on with Lulu and I wish that had been the story Katie s ather 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 shethat broke up katie gregory s amily than
FINDS HER LACKING DUE TO HERher lacking due to her rom their amily 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 irst 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 Road Map to Holland: How I Found My Way Through My Son's First Two Years with Down Syndrome friends with someone We also get Lulu s longing to be part of Katie samily and how Lulu s life is so different rom Katie sWhen we switch back to the present time rame I just see Katie as a pale shadow still being jerked around by Lulu You would think that she would be separate Fashion Faux Paw 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 thatThe 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 WeKatie get info dumped about some things and I just wish it was done differentlyThe ending was bittersweet I wish it had ended differently because I honestly don t think that the Gregoryamily ever really comes to term with things Ostriches the lot of them THE FORGOTTEN HOURS is a stunning novel that moves seamlessly between the aftermath of a trauma that shattered one Pillars of Light family and a summer evening that ruined many lives As current events clash with truths Katie Gregory has kept hiddenrom her lover and herself she s orced to return to memories she d rather orget Memories that tug loyalty in conflicting directions and uestion everything she knows about trust and love Was her Solibo Magnificent father guilty of the crimeor which he was convicted Who s lying and how much does Katie remember of that tempestuous night Lmost a decade earlier during an idyllic summer at her Cheetahs' Craving family’s cabin on Eagle Lake when her bestriend accused her ather of sexual assault Throughout his trial and imprisonment Katie insisted on his innocence dodging reporters and clinging to memories of the man she adoresNow he’s getting out Yet when Katie returns to the shuttered lakes. .