Christine Lucas has a weird form of amnesia. Every morning, she wakes up and has no memory of her adult life. And every morning, she meets her husband, Ben, for the first time. This has been her life since the late 1980s. She keeps a journal and writes down memories as they occur to her, and her doctor says she’s getting better. But if that’s true, why is she still unable to remember anything when she wakes up?
This is such a fantastic concept, and it’s such a scary one, too. How do you know who you can trust when you only retain memories for a day? And even with the journal, you have to be reminded to find and write in it, so there’s that, too. And how would you know who you are when you have no memories or even ideas of the things you like to do?
Also, more than that, how could you relate to people when you have no memory of the past few decades? Especially when you’re a grownup but have no idea about any sort of news? And by that, I mean the big events that everyone knows about like, say, September 11.
I thought the pacing was a little off (it was a little too slow) but I also thought it was all very plausible, and that’s scary.