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Some memories aren't really memories at all...

In 1978, Andrew Macintyre was 15 years old and on the greatest adventure of his life when he was drawn into the troubled life of Karla, the woman who would disturb his dreams for the next 25 years. He has buried the memory of what she did to him ever since, but an encounter with her brother reveals a shocking reality he can't i
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Paperback, 296 pages
Published May 24th 2013 by Richard Watt
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Loretta
Jul 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone who loves a good story
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"Wow, that was really good." is exactly what I said to my husband right after reading the last page. Many different characters were part of this story and the author did such a wonderful job of developing them that I felt drawn into their lives. The connections this group of characters had with each other and how events that occurred 25 years ago still impacted their lives to the present day, kept me intrigued. The twists and turns led me down roads of mystery, deception, friendship, love, mora ...more
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Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Dawn
Jul 21, 2013 rated it liked it
I received a free copy of the ebook in return for an honest review.

A good first novel. If you read Going Back, be patient. The first couple of chapters are pretty slow with a lot of description of Andrew’s drive and of the airport which makes it difficult to get into the book. However, it’s a good story with depth and a good plot and a lot happens in the long run.

The characters are all well developed. I like the way the chapters are dated and the sections note which character is the main focus.
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Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Going Back by Richard Watt

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I loved the way this book drew me in. It started with powerful words. Foreshadowing drags you along not protesting and the rhetorical questions lull the reader into a sense of comfort. The idea of the school journey was excellent and comforting till you realise the East German situation of the fence is dark and foreboding. The issue of teenage sex and sexuality is the powerful theme throughout this book and the further issue of parentity a shadow. The
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Lorraine
Jul 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I received this book free through goodreads first reads.
For the most part I enjoyed this book. I felt the book's main strength was the characterisation - I felt I got to know the main characters extremely well and they were developed throughout the book (possibly better that most books I have read).
I found that going between 2 different time frames kept the book moving along well - 1970s Germany (school exchange) during the divide, then 2003 reflecting back on what happened to the characters as
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Melanie
Jul 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
The unsettling story of the group of characters is both captivating and mysterious. Filled with truly well-developed characters, powerful symbolism and a great plot I would definitely recommend this novel to anyone interested!
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Indie Book Club: Going Back by Richard Watt 1 6 Jun 21, 2013 10:22AM  
  • Thursday Morning Breakfast (and Murder) Club
  • Jane, Actually or Jane Austen's Book Tour
  • Noah's Rainy Day (Liv Bergen Mystery #4)
  • He Never Liked Cake
  • Jo Joe
  • Arielle Immortal Seduction (Immortal Rapture #2)
  • Fyrelocke: Jack Boomershine and the Prophecy Untold
  • Killing Instinct (Michael Sykora #3)
  • Fate's Fables (Fate's Journey #1)
  • Dear Lucy
  • City of Hope (Ellis Island, #2)
  • Running with the Enemy
  • Picking up the Pieces (Cloverleaf #1)
  • Along the Watchtower
  • The Winnowing Season (Amish Vines and Orchards, #2)
  • Forget Me Not (Flowering, #1.1)
  • Hunted (The Profiler, #1)
  • Cassie  Caleb Discover God's Wonderful Design
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Richard Watt was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1962. He has a degree in Linguistics from Edinburgh University, and has spent much of his working life in sales and IT. Richard's writing career took off when he became a regular contributor to the Prince George Citizen newspaper with his Dear Friends columns, written during the process of moving to the northern BC city in 2006. Since moving to Canada ...more
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