The Life Lucy Knew
Lucy is about to discover everything she believes to be true about her life…isn’t.
After hitting her head, Lucy Sparks awakens in the hospital to a shocking revelation: the man she’s known and loved for years—the man she recently married—is not actually her husband. In fact, they broke up four years earlier and haven’t spoken since.
The happily-ever-after she remembers in
Wow, talk about an original premise. Lucy Sparks falls and hits her head. When she wakes up, she searches for her husband in her hospital room. Not only is he not there, “he’s” actually not her husband!
Instead, her current boyfriend, Matt, who is present, is broken-hearted when he realizes she is in love with her ex (who was never really her husband, anyway- part of the memory is created).
Lucy is diagnosed with a condition called honest lying. W ...more
I have read and loved every one of Karma Brown’s books. She is one of my favourite authors! Unfortunately, this novel fell shy of my hopes and expectations.
Lucy Sparks wakes up from a coma after falling and hitting her head. She has lost most of her memory from the last four years. She also discovers that she has what her doctors call, ‘false memories’ or ‘honest lying’. Her brain has created memories that feel real but are not real. Through therapy sessions along with the help of her f ...more
THE LIFE LUCY KNEW by KARMA BROWN was an enjoyable, interesting, quick and easy read that had an extremely interesting and fascinating premise to it. I absolutely love books with an amnesia component to the storyline and whereas I did enjoy this one I was a little disappointed with the ending. I normally thoroughly enjoy Epilogues and all that they reveal to us but with this one I would have liked to have had a little more insight into the inbetween of our main characters relationship, ...more
Set in Toronto where the author lives and I grew up, made the story exceptionally appealing being familiar with the streets and various locations mentioned.
An original and interesting premise has Lucy Sparks waking up from a coma after falling and hitting her head, only to have false memories. She knows who she is but the life she recalls living is not the life she has led. Healing and moving on becomes complicated as she isn't sure which mem ...more
No matter how many I come across, I'm always a sucker for a novel that features an amnesia component. There's something about the protagonist's journey across the unknown that grabs me, and Karma Brown has found a unique flair to make her story, The Life Lucy Knew, stand out in the crowd of others like it. While I did hope to grasp a little more of Lucy and Matt's relationship by the end and desired a little more from the epilogue, I did immensely enjoy following Lucy along such a diffi ...more
Sometimes the things that used to make sense don’t make sense anymore.
Karma Brown is a new author for me.
Despite I had some issues with the story itself, I must admit this woman can write!
Wow! It was somehow a new experience for me: romance with an intense suspense, which wasn’t a thriller or a detective story.
I couldn’t put it down. I was literally glued to my Kindle.
After I read the blurb I was sure (based on my huge reading history), that I knew how the story would go.
Let’s see, a woman ...more
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Lucy Sparks is happily married, has a fantastic job, and has the best memories of her life...only her memories aren't her own. A nasty fall leaves her confused, having forgotten her relationship with her boyfriend and co-worker Matt, her family's big life events, and who she really is. What her doctor calls honest lying is really her brain filling in the blanks and when Lucy tries to live normally sh ...more
Wow, all I can say is, this story blew me away! Keep the tissues close by as you are reading THE LIFE LUCY KNEW by Karma Brown. She will have your emotions all over the place. Once I started reading, it was very hard to stop! The twists and turns made it impossible to put down, as I had to know what was going to happen to Lucy. Lucy Sparks falls down, hits her head and she can't remember her life. The only things she remembers seem to be phantom memories!
THE LIFE LU ...more
The Life Lucy Knew had a really interesting premise. After slipping and hitting her head, Lucy wakes up and remembers a totally different life than she is living. Like she remembers marrying her ex, which never happened. While I enjoyed exploring this all with Lucy there was one thing that bothered me. I felt like there were big poin ...more
It was very easy to get into the story and stay captivated throughout. I loved the romantic aspect of the story, in regards to how Matt was trying to bring L ...more
The Life Lucy Knew is an interesting read which centers around a topic I always find really interesting: amnesia. Main protagonist Lucy wakes up from an accident believing her life to be very different to how it was when she had the accident, and we follow her as she tries to make sense of it all and coax her memory back.
I liked that this novel was fairly believable, as I wasn’t sure when I started it if we’d suddnely find out someone had done something awful ...more
I loved the book throughout, but the ending just left me a little flat. I thought there could have been a bit more of a twist that would have made things more surprising and original with the Daniel storyline, which was a non-starter for me. I also didn't love Lucy (ha, see what I did there), I get that she was experiencing something that I cannot really comprehend, but Matt was trying SO hard and she was just "eh" about all of his efforts for the most part.
Very fast-paced bo ...more
Like me, Karma Brown lives in Toronto and that is where this story takes place. I loved reading about my hometown and the neighbourhood I grew up in. She is even recovering in the hospital where both I and my first child were born.
This is another excellent, heartfelt book from Karma Brown. It is an interesting and funny read, with an unpredictable storyline, where you really feel for Lucy and how she is affected by the accident and the decisions she makes. I really enjoyed ...more
No, no, no! This book was so boring and so dull - at the end I had to flip through the last 50 pages cause I couldn't take it anymore. This is really surprising since I read all previous Karma Brown's books and liked them all. The writing style was so irritating and didn't feel like fiction at all - all the unnecessary details and constant nagging from the main protagonist Lucy. I yawned, I rolled my eyes, I did lots of work around the house just to avoid this book - all not ver ...more
"I think normal is what life looked like five minutes before I slipped on the ice."
How horrible it had to be to wake up with false memories! This is exactly what happened to Lucy Sparks.
Lucy had everything going for her. She had a great relationship with her boyfriend Matt Newman. She had a great job and she was happy with her life. Then she falls on the ice and suffers a severe trauma to her head and in one second she losses it all.
When Lucy wakes up in the hospital, she discovers that the ...more
Lucy Sparks wakes up in the hospital with her parents and Matt, her best friend from work by her side. Where she wonders is her husband Daniel? It turns out that the fall caused Lucy to forget parts of her past. She hasn't spoken to Daniel in over four years ( ...more
Karma Brown's writing style continues to grow (if that was possible) with each novel she publishes. She draws you into the character's lives from page one. Makes it darn near impossible to put her novels down, and absolutely - without doubt, will tug at your heartstrings.
Lucy's life is a mess, after a freaky accident leaves her with mixed memories. The story develops further and there are twists and turns ...more
What would you do if you could no longer depend on your memories?
Lucy Sparks has to come to terms with this question after falling and hitting her head while out running an errand on a winter day. She wakes up and soon realizes that not only has she forgotten much of the last few years of her life, but her mind has fil ...more
We meet Lucy Sparks who falls and hits her head. She wakes up in the hospital room and searches around for her husband. But she quickly finds out that she's not married, and the person she believes she's married to isn't even in the picture anymore. Imagine how her current boyfriend Matt feels. He's completely heart-broken, but tries so hard to put on a good fa ...more