I read this book for the book club I’m a member of, otherwise I would probably have never picked this up.
The book is about a man named Joseph who is severely injured in a horrible car accident in the first chapter and is in a coma for 3 weeks. Up until then he thought he had had a fairly good life, but could not remember his early childhood. With the accident, Joseph dreams horrific nightmares about his early childhood that set him on a journey to find out the truth about his early years.
Part psychological thriller, and part medical drama, this book is about family secrets. I say this a lot as a social worker, but have found it to be true: you’re only as sick as your secrets. Joseph’s inner secrets have made him very sick and they manifest in scary ways.
I wanted to like this book more than I did. This book is from an LDS author and every time Joseph’s religion was mentioned, it took me completely out of the story. I was also annoyed that the protagonist was too perfect. No one is that perfect. The author makes it seem like Joseph has never made a single mistake in his life. The breeches in client confidentiality between Joseph and his lawyer was something that also rang incredibly untrue to me.
Overall, if you want a quick read that’s not to taxing on the brain, consider picking it up.