Book Review: Then and Always, by Dani Atkins

Then and Always by Dani Atkins
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Then and Always is the story of a young woman who wakes up after a terrible incident with a different life than she left. Rachel has two histories - they feature the same cast of characters, but the outcomes couldn't be more different. What is true? What is fantasy? What caused the "amnesia", if that's what it really is...

Without going into spoilers, I can say the set-up is great, and the finale is great. It's such a cool idea, and the author does a pretty good job of it, but in the hands of a really good writer, this book could have been excellent. It seems like a low-rent version of "What Alice Forgot", a wonderful, engaging, keeps-you-guessing book by Liane Moriarty with a somewhat similar theme.

If you want a quick read, with a bit of a mystery and a dab of a love story, this book will do ya.



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