What Rose Forgot: A Novel Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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In New York Times best-selling author Nevada Barr's gripping stand-alone, a grandmother in her 60s emerges from a mental fog to find she's trapped in her worst nightmare.
Rose Dennis wakes up in a hospital gown, her brain in a fog, only to discover that she's been committed to an Alzheimer's unit in a nursing home. With no memory of how she ended up in this position, Rose is sure something is very wrong. When she overhears one of the administrators saying about her that she's "not making it through the week", Rose is convinced that if she's to survive, she has to get out of the nursing home. She avoids taking her medication, putting on a show for the aides, then stages her escape.
The only problem is - how does she convince anyone that she's not actually demented? Her relatives were the ones to commit her, all the legal papers were drawn up, the authorities are on the side of the nursing home, and even she isn't sure she sounds completely sane. But any lingering doubt Rose herself might have had is erased when a would-be killer shows up in her house in the middle of the night. Now, Rose knows someone is determined to get rid of her.
With the help of her computer hacker/recluse sister, Marion, 13-year-old granddaughter Mel, and Mel's friend Royal, Rose begins to gather her strength and fight back - to find out who is after her and take back control of her own life. But someone out there is still determined to kill Rose, and they're holding all the cards.
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 24 minutes|
|Audible.com Release Date||September 17, 2019|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #75,319 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#1,742 in Psychological Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
#6,215 in Suspense (Audible Books & Originals)
#6,319 in Psychological Thrillers (Books)
Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2019
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I indicated the superhuman nature of the heroine. Who else could endure many minutes of carbon monoxide poisoning to have full strength again the moment she breathes one breath of outside air? With no apparent damage, even short term?
But Barr's characterization of the thoughts of a person coming out of a drug stupor blew my mind! Not only very poetic, but undoubtedly very accurate.
It's a totally different take from the Anna Pigeon books, and an excellent demonstration of versatility, character development (which was outstanding), and just pure action. You better keep track of all the people involved, because unlike most books of this type, Barr tells us the fate of each one in the end, so you need to remember the details.
It deserves 5 stars, perhaps, but I gave it 4 because that level of stress just isn't my cup of tea, especially when the many events are implausible, because no human being is capable of such, given our frailty as a species. But then, I shouldn't expect total realism, because I read a lot of science fiction! So I take full responsibility.
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The characters were marvelous, complex and believable. The plot scary in its could-be-true development.
What can I say - I went and bought more of this series! Highly recommended!!