Sarah is in a coma.
Her memory is gone - she doesn't know how she got there. And she doesn't know how she might get out.
But then she discovers that her injury wasn't an accident. And that the assailant hasn't been caught.
Unable to speak, see or move, Sarah must use every clue that she overhears to piece together her own past.
And work out who it is that keeps coming into her room.
A novel that grips from the very beginning and that will live long in the memory, The Last Thing I Remember is Deborah Bee's startling debut thriller.
The Last Thing I Remember, by Deborah Bee is told from the point of view of our two protagonists, Kelly and Sarah. A really good book, I read it in just two days.
The novel begins with Sarah being rushed into hospital where she is put into an induced coma by the doctors. We learn quickly that it appears that she and her husband, Adam may have been the victims of a random mugging attack.
We see most of the action in this book, mainly, from Kelly’s point of view. She retells the story for us as the main part of the story has already happened. I loved Kelly’s character and I thought that her voice was really unique. Her sense of humour really made me laugh in some places, I imagine that her scenes must have been quite fun to write. There is a much more serious note in the chapters told from Sarah’s point of view. The doctor’s believe that she is in a vegetative state and that she is unlikely to make a recovery. But Sarah can hear everything that is going on around her, she knows that time is running out for her when the doctors tell her parents that soon they’ll have to make an important decision: is it kinder to switch off the life machines and let nature take its course?
There were lots of moments that surprised me in this book and some twists that I didn’t expect. As Sarah begins to think and as she tries to remember more and more, we learn about the difficult past she had when she was a child. I couldn’t believe some of the things that her own mother came out with.
A really exciting tale from start to finish. This is an impressive debut from Deborah Bee, an author to watch!
Publication date: 25th February 2016
Print length: 304 pages