The Song Remains the Same

. 978-0-39915-758-5. Fiction
Nell Slattery, one of only two survivors of an airplane crash, wakes up with amnesia from a coma. She does not remember who she is, let alone recognize her mother, sister, or husband. As Nell attempts to regain her memory, she must rely on her family for the details of her life but soon becomes frustrated when she senses they are holding back. During this process, Nell also becomes obsessed with her father, an artist with emotional problems who disappeared from her life when she was 13. The suspense builds as Nell, using the playlist of her favorite songs that her sister made for her, begins to recall her life before the accident.
VERDICT Readers who appreciate women's fiction that investigates serious themes, such as Marian Keyes's novels, will enjoy Scotch's (Time of My Life) fine novel. Reading groups will find much to discuss as well. [See Prepub Alert, 10/9/11.]
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