The Life Lucy Knew

Publisher: Park Row Books (Harlequin/HarperCollins)
Release Date: June 12, 2018

One woman is about to discover everything she believes—knows—to be true about her life…isn’t.

 

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fter hitting her head, Lucy Sparks awakens in the hospital to a shocking revelation: the man she’s known and loved for years—the man she recently married—is not actually her husband. In fact, they haven’t even spoken since their breakup four years earlier. The happily-ever-after she remembers in vivid detail—right down to the dress she wore to their wedding—is only one example of what her doctors call a false memory: recollections Lucy’s mind made up to fill in the blanks from the coma.

Her psychologist explains the condition as honest lying, because while Lucy’s memories are false, they still feel incredibly real. Now she has no idea which memories she can trust—a devastating experience not only for Lucy, but also for her family, friends and especially her devoted boyfriend, Matt, whom Lucy remembers merely as a work colleague.

When the life Lucy believes she had slams against the reality she’s been living for the past four years, she must make a difficult choice about which life she wants to lead, and who she really is.

 


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REVIEWS

 

Kerry Lonsdale

Kerry Lonsdale

Bestselling author of Everything We Left Behind

Brown is at the top of her game. Packed with rich layers and surprise revelations... A captivating love story... An enthralling, irresistible, and deeply emotional read. This one will stick with you long after you finish.

Jill Santopolo

Jill Santopolo

USA TODAY bestselling author of The Light We Lost

Fascinating and deeply moving. I'm sure I'll be thinking about this powerful, compelling story for a long time to come.

Jamie Brenner

Jamie Brenner

Bestselling author of The Husband Hour

An emotionally complex journey... Brown delivers characters so vivid and truly likeable that it’s impossible to leave the book without feeling just a little bit better for having known them.

Jessica Strawser

Jessica Strawser

Author of Almost Missed You

This is the kind of story that engrosses you in a character’s life while making you contemplate your own. A fascinating look at what we most want to remember, and what we’d just as soon forget.