Publication Date: July 7, 2015
Published by Berkley Genres: Thriller and Suspense
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Like Girl on the Train and Gone Girl, Remember Mia is a riveting psychological suspense, exploring what happens when a young mother’s worst nightmare becomes devastatingly real…
First I remember the darkness.
Then I remember the blood.
I don’t know where my daughter is.
Estelle Paradise wakes up in a hospital after being found near dead at the bottom of a ravine with a fragmented memory and a vague sense of loss. Then a terrifying reality sets in: her daughter is missing.
Days earlier, Estelle discovered her baby’s crib empty in their Brooklyn apartment. There was no sign of a break-in, but all traces of seven-month-old Mia had disappeared. Her diapers, her clothes, her bottles—all gone.
Frustrated and unable to explain her daughter’s disappearance, Estelle begins a desperate search. But when the lack of evidence casts doubt on her story, Estelle becomes the number one suspect in the eyes of the police and the media.
As hope of reuniting with Mia becomes all she has left, Estelle will do anything to find answers: What has she done to her baby? And what has someone else done to her?
The story is about a woman who, in a postpartum episode, finds her daughter missing from her crib without a trace. She doesn’t go to the police. She doesn’t tell her husband. And she doesn’t ask for help from family or friends. So what happened to baby, Mia? A few days later she (Estelle) wakes up in the hospital with a gunshot wound to her head and no recollection of past events concerning her daughter’s disappearance. So, in a race against time, Estelle tries to find the memories of what happened to Mia all the while being locked in a mental facility because suspicion is on her. And why wouldn’t it be? Everything she did (or didn’t do) is very suspicious. With the help of a psychiatrist Estelle is eventually able to uncover the truth of her daughter’s disappearance. But is she ready for what she remembers?
This book is fast paced and action packed. I really enjoyed each and every page. Readers are left clinging to the edge of their seats trying to figure out if Estelle harmed her daughter or another malevolent force took her. Moreover, the story deals with highly sensitive issues like postpartum depression. Some readers may not like to see a character act so aloof to what was happening while others may feel like it is a good portrayal of this problem. In any event, it was well written, and sensitive to these issues.
This is the first novel written by author, Alexandra Burt and I hope it is not the last. I look forward to reading more by this author!
Disclosure: I received this book for free from the author or publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I did not get paid for this review and all thoughts are my own.