What Rose Forgot

What Rose Forgot

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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* POPSUGAR's "New Thrillers That Should Be on Your Radar This Year" * Women.com's "12 New September Books Worth Canceling Plans For" In New York Times bestselling author Nevada Barr's gripping standalone, a grandmother in her sixties 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 that 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 that someone is determined to get rid of her. With the help of her computer hacker/recluse sister Marion, thirteen-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.
Publisher: 2019
ISBN: 9781250208033
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Jan 15, 2020

Such a fun read. Totally unexpected. Big fan of Nevada Barr so picked this up automatically. Great depiction of inter-generational relationships and how they skip.

Jan 13, 2020

A stand-alone from Barr, the author of the Anna Pigeon mystery series (which I love). Definitely a much different tone from the Anna series; this story of senior citizen Rose, her mysterious circumstances, and how she tries to figure them out is much lighter than the series. I think Barr was going for "delightful" but for me it was silly. Not for me, even though Barr's writing is as skilled as ever.

Jan 11, 2020

Delightful, but as in her previous books, Nevada Barr has her heroine as agile as an Olympic gymnast...at 68. Accept that, and you're on your way with Gigi aka Rose.

Oct 13, 2019

Not at all like Nevada Barr's usual Anna Pigeon series, but still very enjoyable. And not really about Alzheimer's, either. The heroine here is 68 year old Rose, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and committed to a memory care unit. After a bout of the flu, when she's unable to take her prescribed regimen of drugs, she manages enough lucidity to realize that she is the victim of a nefarious plot to do away with her. But she has no idea who would do this to her or why. She just knows she does not have Alzheimer's. Luckily, she has a loving grand daughter and a talented sister who can help her make her escape.

Oct 01, 2019

A departure from the Anna Pigeon series. What Rose Forgot had me terrified in the opening pages. I could have been or may yet be the Rose of this situation. Once I calmed down and realized I was safe in my own home, I loved the book. Deftly written with really great evil brought to light; great characters, too.

debwalker Sep 21, 2019

When you wake up in a hospital memory care unit. But know you don't have dementia...


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