The Song Remains The Same

Author:  Allison Winn Scotch                                
Publisher:  Berkley Trade
Pages:  352
Genre:  Women’t Fiction
Source:  BookSparks

Goodreads:    She’s a wife, a sister, a daughter…but she remembers nothing. Now she must ask herself who she is and choose which stories—and storytellers—to trust. One of only two survivors of a plane crash, Nell Slattery wakes up in the hospital with no memory of it, or who she is, or was. Now she must piece together both body and mind with the help of family and friends who have their own agendas. Although Nell can’t remember all that came before, something just doesn’t sit right with the versions of her history given by her mother, her sister, and her husband.

Desperate for a key to unlock her past, she filters through photos, art, music, and stories, hoping that something will jog her memory, and soon, in tiny bits and pieces, Nell starts remembering. . . .

From the New York Times bestselling author of Time of My Life comes a novel that asks: Who are we without our memories? How much of our future is defined by our past?



Ope’s Opinion:  I was really excited when BookSparks gave me the opportunity to read this book.  The synopsis really drew me in.  The idea of loosing  your memory and trying to put your life back together seemed like an excellent story line.  The story started out very interesting, but evolved too slow for me. 

                                       I sort of wanted Nell to wake up and see that those around her were not in her corner.  I have a very strong family – I can’t imagine them not being honest with me.  I understand that each person in Nell’s life were telling her things from their point of view, but they weren’t honest with her.  I ended up not really liking most of the people in her life, which made me not really like the story.

                                       I have been on my soap box before – the foul language in this book was not necessary, did not add anything to the characters, and was distracting.  

                                       I had a really hard time finishing this book.



Rating:  Two Chairs –  I may have one friend who might like this book.

                 FTC – Disclosure of Material Connection: 
      I received one copy of this book free of charge from BookSparks. 
            I was not required to write a positive review
                 in exchange for receipt of the book;
         rather the opinions expressed in this review are my own.
                                                       


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