Review From User :
Wowzers! I loved this story! This is my first book by this author, but definitely won't be my last. From the very first page, this book had me enthralled. I listened to the Audible version and I didn't want to turn it off. The story was captivating and the narration was superb. This book had my rapt attention right up until the end...and what an ending it was!
When Samantha is found, bruised and battered after being missing for four days, she has no recollection of who she is. Her best friend, Cassie, is still missing. Sam was probably the last person to see her, but she can't access any of her memories to help investigators.
As Sam begins to reintegrate into her old life, she gradually starts to regain brief memories of her former life. Unfortunately, as her memories begin to resurface Sam discovers that she doesn't like the person she was before. She was a bully, a snob and an all-around despicable bitch.
With friends that she can barely tolerate, and a boyfriend that makes her skin crawl, Sam can't even pretend that she wants her old life back. Yet, when the school's top mean girl tries to change her ways, it doesn't come easy. Her so-called friends turn their negative attentions toward Sam and she finds herself an object of ridicule and speculation.
Along the way, she is able to rekindle some friendships that she had trampled on in her rise to popularity. These more meaningful friendships become a lifesaver for Sam, anchoring her to her new life. Carson even helps Sam try to figure out the mysteries surrounding the night she went missing. The two grow closer together the more time they spend together.
When the truth is revealed, I was shocked! I honestly, didn't see it coming. I had a few ideas about who I thought did it as I was reading, but man, was I ever wrong! This book kept me guessing to the very end.
Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.
Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it’s one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took “mean girl” to a whole new level, and it’s clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She’s getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she’s falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.
But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn’t just buried deep inside of Sam’s memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?