What Rose Forgot
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In New York Times bestselling author Nevada Barr's gripping standalone, a grandmother in her sixties emerges from a mental fog to find she's trapped in her worst nightmare
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What Rose Forgot is an entertaining novel packed with action and suspense, and with splashes of humour it makes this a wonderful read. What struck me was just how quickly this novel had hold of me and totally consumed the hours until I finished reading. The writing is very perceptive and paints wonderful scenes, a mysterious plot and clever witty dialogue, while the story moves with great momentum.
Rose Dennis awakens in a wood, confused, disorientated and wearing just a hospital gown. Her first thought/>What ...more
Barr’s writing mesmerized me. “Memories downloaded into Rose’s skull with all the nuance of a dump truck pouring ro ...more
I enjoyed the character of Rose: a yoga doing, meditating, mantra chanting, spunky step-grandmother. Her character was interesting, unique, and easy to relate to. Rose was simply awesome, and I love her! I also fell in love with her sister, Marion, and loved Marion’s character. On the other hand, most of the events that unfold are far-fetched, so you must read with/>I ...more
This story is set in Charlotte, North Carolina and the main protagonist is 68 year old Rose Dennis who wakes up outside in a hospital gown and her mind is foggy. She has been committed to a Memory Care Unit of a nursing home, but Rose becomes convinced that her life is in danger. With this information, Rose enlists the help of her sister in New Orleans, her g ...more
The plight of the elderly is often not a smooth one, as it shows here. Beyond the storyline there is a seriousness of how vulnerable man ...more
Moments after becoming aware of her surroundings, Rose is found by two young boys, one of whom gives her the little water he has and then hurries off ...more
Rose wakes up in a Memory Care Unit with no idea how she got there or how long she has been in. When it becomes clear that the staff at the hospital are intentionally making her sick, Rose cleverly avoids swallowing her medication and plots her escape. Soon after making a run for it, an attacker breaks i ...more
The Line -
There is the suffering of suffering.
The suffering of change.
The suffering of self.
The Sinker - If you've read Nevada Barr before and are expecting Anna Pigeon, forget it, she flew the coop.
If you like unreliable narrators Rose can lie with the best of them.
If an unreali/>The ...more
Yep, I like ole Rosie....Rose Dennis, that is. She's a fit and spry 68 year old stuck in the Longwood Memory Care Unit and doesn't remember how she got there. With a sense of hopelessness at being bound to her bed with the nasty stench of urine in the air and overhearing nurses not follow doctors orders, Rose has one goal in mind: GET OUT!
WHAT ROSE FORGOT is not at all the serious storyline I thought it would be, but a humorous, very entertaining mystery with Rose and a few trustworthy co...more
Rose Dennis awakens to find herself outdoors dressed only in a hospital gown. She is disoriented and very thirsty. After she is hastened inside, she slowly puts two and two together and calculates that ...more
Turns out that Rose has tried to escape from the Mental Care Unit at the Longwood facility in Charlotte, NC, where she's been held for the past month. Becau ...more
The narrative grabbed me easily and I identified with Rose’s troubles right away. However, as the clues and action came out, I really found they weren’t adding up, and that pulled me out of the story. One month generally doesn’t turn for individuals in their sixties into a wasted skeleton ...more
This book starts out with a confused Rose having run away from her care facility. Since we are seeing things from her point of view - it is a jumble, and everything is frightening. As Rose attempts to determine what is happening, an interesting mystery unfolds. ...more
What Rose Forgot is a fun mystery you can easily fly through, with a protagonist that's very reminiscent of Miss Marple - the book did feel like an Agatha/Marple mystery with the exception that there was more focus on Rose's attempt at survival, which was such an entertaining journey to witness, and less introduction of the suspects, which made it even more challenging to recognize the culprit.
How did Rose e/>What ...more
Rose Dennis wakes up ragged and half naked in the bushes. Sturdy staff members close in on her and drag her back to the secure wing of the Alzheimer’s unit. She overhears an administrator in the hallway opine that she’s unlikely to last a week, and she knows she has to get out of there. But proving she’s ...more
A quick summary: Much to wealthy, late-60-something Rose Dennis' surprise, she finds herself a resident of an expensive, high-end mental care facility bein ...more
What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr is a mystery novel, with a touch of humour.
First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher St. Martin’s Press (Minotaur Books), and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
My Synopsis: (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)
68 year old Rose Dennis awakes in the secured ward of a nursing home. She is a dementia patient. That would be fine.../>My/>First, ...more
As other's have mentioned, you really do need to suspend disbelief for this book...I know that many women of a certain age can do beautiful things, but this is a woman who has been ill and drugged and...well I won't get into some of my issues or ra ...more
This sounded like an interesting rea ...more
What Rose Forgot is a fun and enaging mystery, with a funny, unique and old-fashioned protagonist. The book feels a bit like a throwback to the Agatha Christie novels. I liked that this book focused heavily on Rose and her predicament rather than on any culprits or suspects in the solvi/>What ...more
Rose Dennis wakes up to find herself incredibly groggy, dressed in a hospital gown, and escaped from the Alzheimer's Unit of a nursing home. She's quickly caught and returned to the home, but Rose has no idea how she came to be there initially. When Rose overhears one of the hospital administrators comment that she won't make it through the week she knows something is terribly wrong and that she has to get out of there. She pretends to ...more
When Rose Dennis awakens in a hospital gown in the woods, she is confused, since her last memory is of being in her meditation room several months earlier. When she finds out that she's been placed in a nursing home for people with dementia, she suspects darker ...more
Barr was named after the state of her birth. She grew up in Johnstonville, California. She finished college at the University of California, Irvine. Originally, Barr started to pursue ...more