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All Is Not Forgotten

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  27,931 ratings  ·  3,410 reviews
In the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut everything seems picture perfect.

Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. But, in the weeks and months that follow, as she heals from her physical wounds, and with no factua
Hardcover, 310 pages
Published July 12th 2016 by St. Martin's Press
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Emily May
Jul 11, 2016 rated it did not like it
I wanted to know why she did not behave the way I would have expected. I wanted to know why I could not see the rape in her eyes.

Everything about this book is just repulsive.

But I can sum up my main problem with All Is Not Forgotten into four words: I hated the narrator. And I also hated the style of narration.

Strangely, this book is actually written in my favourite narrative style - first person minor. It's used in many of my favourite novels, from Wuthering Heights to Tiger Lily. I'm not s
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! This was a fantastic book. It gets all five stars! And if I could steal some stars from somewhere I would give it even more!

I really don't even know where to start with this one. It's one of those books that makes you think hard about everything you are reading. Quite often I can read a book and my mind will be on other things while still enjoying the story. But not with this book. I was focused on everything I was reading.

However, there are some parts that were extremely emotional and dis
Kristin (KC)
*4.5 stars. What a compelling read!*

This book is equal to a beautiful voice singing an ugly song. Its subject matter is dark and dreadful, but its skillful prose struck me to the core and I couldn't turn away.

What affected me most was its honesty. There’s nothing off-limits, as this author puts everything out there, even the crude. The plot focuses heavily on the rape of a young girl and her painful struggle to remember. It is detailed and graphic and will easily dismantle your comfort.

This is
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When I first saw the reviews for 'All Is Not Forgotten' start to pop up on friends' pages, I was intrigued. It sounded like exactly the type of story that I would love. It was dark, suspenseful and a total mindf*ck. Everyone that read this book seemed to love it.

I knew it would be my next read, so I went to Amazon.com and that's when it happened--I saw the atrocious price of $12.99 for the Kindle edition! Yep, you read that right. N
Chelsea Humphrey
Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Have you ever had a traumatic experience that you couldn't remember? Some event that your brain just completely blacked out? When I was a senior in high school I was involved in a pretty bad car accident and my brain did just that. All I remember is getting ready to make a left turn onto a highway and the next thing I remember is being removed from my crumpled car. I was informed later that a man came speeding around a school bus, going 60mph in a school zone that was flashing 25mph at the time. ...more
Jennifer Masterson
This is one hell of a book!!! I'm giving it all the stars! "All Is Not Forgotten" is a smart, intellectual psychological mystery more than it is a thriller. The story is told by the victim's psychiatrist. I just loved this novel! It is so well done! Each twist was so slight, yet I never saw any of them coming!

This is also a phenomenal audiobook! Actor, Dylan Baker, is perfect as Dr. Alan Forrester, the psychiatrist narrator! He gets 10 Stars! His style of narration is so intimate it made me feel
All is not Forgotten by Wendy Walker is a 2016 St. Martin’s Press publication.

Oh man, did this book mess with my head.

Compared to some psychological thrillers that keep your heart rate up with an ‘easy on the joints’, low impact workout, this book was like a high impact workout for the mind. So much so, my poor brain needed time to recover before I could write this review.

After Jenny Kramer is brutally raped, she is given a drug to make her forget what happened. But, instead of helping her co
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
this book is total book club bait.

which sounds like the kind of thing a booksnobby type would say as they thumb-nosed the middlebrow, but no one's likely to ever accuse ME of being a booksnob, so it should be clear that i'm only saying that this is one of those jodi picoult type of ripped-from-the-headlines, issue-based books which is full of ethical arguments just waiting to be had between its readers. in this case, the book is preceding the headlines a bit, as the memory-eradicating drug thera
Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
5 stars! Wow - what a gripping and suspenseful book! I couldn't read this fast enough - it kept me on the edge of my seat from the first to last page. I'm still trying to catch my breath......

The premise of the story surrounds a fifteen year old girl whose parents and doctor decide to give a controversial drug to erase her memory of a brutal attack. Warning - there are many parts of this book that are difficult to read, as they describe the attack in detail.

The narration was brilliant!!! We don
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This gets five whopping sparkly stars from me! Wow! Oh my goodness this was an extraordinary read! ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by WENDY WALKER is a psychological thriller that is extremely tense, gripping and a suspenseful read which I thought was absolutely brilliant!

The writing, the details, the reveal, the voice......
I knew I was going to love this one right away!

Although the first chapter was somewhat disturbing for me to read, it brought back memories of a similar experience that I had when I was
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
Set in a small monied town..nothing ever goes wrong. Until Jenny Kramer gets raped at a party. The afterward is that her country club mom just wants it to never have happened and her dad wants justice. Mom wins.
Jenny is given a new drug that is being tested on victims of PTSD to wipe her memory clean of the rape.
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Problem being with that? So many things. She can't identify her attacker and even if she could it would never hold in court because of the memory blocking drug. She can't see justic
Elyse  Walters
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
"You have a moment of mental rebellion, where your brain rejects the information that is coming in. It is too toxic, a virus, and it's going to require the massive realignment of emotions and attachments that give you pleasure or maybe just peace of mind. It is going to wreak havoc".

Tom Kramer feels unworthy....
He also feels he's the only one who gives a shit about finding his daughters rapist.

Charlotte Kramer, Tom's wife, is having an affair with Tom's boss. She has secrets from childhood.

May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is an absolutely brilliant and extraordinary dark psychological thriller. It is intricately plotted to lead to reveals that maintain the highest levels of suspense and tension. A 15 year old Jenny Kramer was violently raped at a party. Whilst at hospital her parents take the momentous decision to agree that she is given a drug which will magically erase all memory of her traumatic attack. If only. As the title points out, all is not forgotten. For starters, everyone else knows in the local ...more

Just Wow! It took me forever to finish this book, not because it was terrible but because it was so incredible that I began to over identify with the characters. My gosh! Wendy Walker does an outstanding job developing the characters and making them come alive!

In a small, rural Connecticut town a 15 year old girl is brutally raped. Her parents are offered the opportunity to give her a drug that will erase all memories of event. It also will mean that the rapist never will be caught. The mother
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
To erase the memory, or not to erase the memory, that is the question.

This is one of those books that I'm not going to easily forget. I don't think I have ever read anything like it before, but I am honestly so impressed with Wendy Walker's writing skills! She really knows how to engage a reader and keep a firm hold of their attention. She created her characters with such excellence and detail that they were brought to life. It felt like I was reading an actual report of all the events and c
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
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There is something really wrong with the way in which this book is described in the GR blurb. I had assumed that it was definitely not for me – I am finicky about psychological thrillers and generally try to stay away from novels in which sexual assault is the featured event – and the idea of a drug that erases your memory sounds really hokey. So it took two email nudges from the publisher and a few positive GR reviews for me to decide that I would give All Is Not Forgotten a try. But I was pois ...more
Katie B
3.5 stars

This was a tough book to read because of the subject matter. It's definitely not one you take with you to the beach for a day of relaxing. It's a story that will make you feel and one that will probably be on your mind long after it's over.

While attending a party in her small town in Connecticut, teenager Jenny Kramer is raped. She is given a controversial drug that is intended to erase her memory of the brutal attack. But that doesn't mean her life will go right back to normal. Her pa
Nov 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
TRIGGER WARNING: VIOLENT, BRUTAL RAPE-discussed throughout the book.

I have enjoyed Wendy Walker’s last two offerings, “The Night Before” and “Don’t Look For Me” so I wanted to acquaint myself with some of her earlier work.

I had NO IDEA about just how GRAPHIC and CRUDE this book would be.

How RAPE affects a Victim EMOTIONALLY as well as PHYSICALLY is explored, as we get to know 15 year old Jenny Kramer and her parents, Charlotte and Tom, through their psychiatrist, Dr. Alan Forrester.

When Jenny
Diane S ☔
Oct 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Narrative fiction, our unreliable narrator a psychiatrist, a vicious rape of a young girl at a party, a drug given that backfires, a drug to remove the memory of the act. Yet, though the mind may forget the details, the body remembers, but now the remembering doesn't connect to the act. So enters our narrator.

If I was to award stars based solely on the writing, I would have given it five stars. But I found the characters unlikable, with the exception of the victim and her father. Though if it wa
ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker is a dark complex psychological thriller, with high levels of suspense and tension. This book was mind-blowing and definitely one of the best novels that I have read in 2016. The reason being is that not only does this story grip you from beginning until end…it will remain with you for days to come.

“He followed her into the woods behind the house.”

The story is set in a small town of Fairview, Connecticut.

Jenny Kramer had grown up as a “tomboy”, but had b
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Ummmmm, hi and welcome to the worst review in the history of Goodreads . . . .

I know what you’re thinking: “How is this different from all of your other reviews?????” (See trolls, I do the work so you don’t have to. Now stay the hell away from my Elizabeth Is Missing review. Your children are probably mortified and want to ban you from social media for your bad behavior.)

Unlike all of my other bad reviews, this time I think I actu
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
A copy was furnished to me by Net Galley in exchange for a review.

The traumatic memory of a violent rape is erased from a young girl's mind using a controversial mind altering drug. Her parents allow the treatment, meant as a kindness to their daughter. Although the memory of the act itself is blocked from her conscious mind, the accompanying fear associated with it remains free floating with nothing to which it can attach. This novel illustrates perfectly why easy fixes and short cuts are not a
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
"Not one, not one of us, shows the whole self to any one person."

Let me preface this review with a bit of a cautionary warning. It's not for everyone. The subject matter throughout is heavy with detail and slams into you like the backside of a long-handled shovel. But it is reality for many a lost soul.

Jenny Kramer checks her lip gloss in the mirror. Like many young girls heading out for the evening, she is filled with excitement. A party presents an opportunity to kick back and have fun. Fun th
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**3.5-stars rounded up**

First things first, All Is Not Forgotten is a story about a girl who was raped.

Proceed with caution, if that would be a triggering topic for you, as the repercussions of the event are woven throughout the story. It is the story.

If you are okay with reading it though, I do think it is a good one. This had an unusual way of introducing the narrator; it's sort of held back for a bit. I liked that and found it compelling.

I listened to the audiobook and enjoyed wondering, who
Jun 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Cheri by: Elyse Walters
Oh what a tangled web…

Fairview, Connecticut is a nice sized, somewhat well-to-do town, not so small that everyone knows everything about everybody, but small enough to know who is who when fifteen year-old Jenny is attacked, raped in the woods outside a nice home in this nice town where she has just left a party of her peers.

One of the doctors suggests a medical course of action that will effectively wipe out all memory of the rape from Jenny’s mind. Since this needs to be done as soon as possi
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

Now let me get this off my chest. In the following picture (for those of us that watch Game of Thrones) we all know what is going to happen. This is my wish for all rapists. Especially those that brutalize horrifically!

This is the story of the brutal rape of Jenny Kramer. The story is told from her psychiatrists point of view, his name is Dr. Alan Forrester.


He followed her into the woods behind the house. The ground there was littere
Carol (Bookaria)
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What if you could take a pill that would erase from your memory your most traumatic event? Would you take it or would you live with the memories? This is what this book explores in the most suspenseful, interesting, and intriguing way.

This book tells the story of Jenny, a high-school student that was raped in the woods during a party. After the rape is over she's taken to the hospital and is administered an experimental pill that erases the memories of this event.

The reasoning behind the use
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ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN is a STANDALONE psychological thriller set in the small town of Fairview. It’s primarily about the violent sexual attack of Jenny Kramer, a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the horrific event and subsequently the treatment given to her to undo the effect of this drug. Various key players add layers of intrigue and suspense to the story arc. Her parents, therapist, his patients and various other people come in and out of the prose and m
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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16 year old Jenny is brutally raped and 'marked' on her back by her attacker, just a few feet from a teenage party that she walked out of. She is found bloodied and unconscious, unable to articulate what had just happened to her.
Her parents make the decision to give her an experimental drug, that when given within hours of a traumatic event will block the memories and help the patient 'move on'. But this drug is not without it's drawbacks...With no memories to rely on, this means her rapist will
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Unpredictable Stars

This story is about a girl, Jenny, who went to a party and then she was raped. But when they found her and took her to the hospital they drugged her so she couldn’t remember the rape. This is when Dr. Alan Forrester comes into picture as Jenny and her parents’ psychiatrist. This family have their own secrets and this Dr used all of their secrets for…

Honestly, I had a little problem with the writing and the first half was so slow but then I couldn’t take away my eyes from mon
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Wendy Walker is the author of psychological suspense. Her novels have been translated into 23 foreign languages, have topped bestseller lists both nationally and abroad, and have been optioned for television and film.

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