Audiobook review of What Rose Forgot

Posted September 5, 2019 by Stormi in Audiobook Reviews, Book Reviews / 4 Comments

Audiobook review of What Rose Forgot

I received this book for free from Macmillan Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr
Length: 8 hours and 24 minutes
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Published by Minotaur Books on September 17, 2019
Pages: 304
Format: Audiobook
Source: Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Kate Burton
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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 nightmareRose Dennis wakes up in a hospital gown, her brain in a fog, only to discover that she's been committed to an Alzheimer's Unit in a nursing home. With no memory of how she ended up in this position, Rose is sure that something is very wrong. When she overhears one of the administrators saying about her that she's "not making it through the week," Rose is convinced that if she's to survive, she has to get out of the nursing home. She avoids taking her medication, putting on a show for the aides, then stages her escape.
The only problem is—how does she convince anyone that she's not actually demented? Her relatives were the ones to commit her, all the legal papers were drawn up, the authorities are on the side of the nursing home, and even she isn't sure she sounds completely sane. But any lingering doubt Rose herself might have had is erased when a would-be killer shows up in her house in the middle of the night. Now Rose knows that someone is determined to get rid of her.
With the help of her computer hacker/recluse sister Marion, thirteen-year old granddaughter Mel, and Mel's friend Royal, Rose begins to gather her strength and fight back—to find out who is after her and take back control of her own life. But someone out there is still determined to kill Rose, and they're holding all the cards.

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Here is what I thought

This was my first book by this author and I will be checking out more from her because I really enjoyed this one.

It’s about Rose who wakes up and realizes she is in a hospital gown but has no memory of how she got there. When she realizes she is in an alzheimer unit, she starts to panic. How did this happen and why was she put there. Her brain is to foggy to think straight so she starts faking taking her meds so that she can clear her head and think.

She has to get out of here but doesn’t’ really know where she can go, but she drugs the nurse with the meds they have been giving her and makes her escape. She winds up getting ahold of her young granddaughter who decides to help her try and figure things out. Rose also enlist the help of her sister who is a computer hacker! They look into who put her in the facility and why they did so. It had to be one of her sons but what did she do to make them think she had lost her mind. Mel, her granddaughter told her that she had been acting strange but Rose thinks it’s because someone was slipping her drugs.

Rose goes back to her house and while there it’s broken into and someone tries to kill her so now she is convinced more than ever that something is wrong. She hates to think that one of her own family members wanted her put in there and if they did why would they do so.

I wasn’t sure about this one going into it because I had not heard anything about it before I was contacted to review the audiobook. It sounded like something I thought I would enjoy and I was right!  I liked the fact that Rose was a 60 something and not the normal younger MC. Rose was very spunky and hard to keep down and I liked that she didn’t give up and took on those who where doing things too her. I liked her granddaughter who I believe was around thirteen as she took on a lot to help her grandmother. Her hacker sister, Marion, who is a recluse cracked me up on occasion so I liked the cast of characters overall.

I thought it was kind of easy to figure out why someone wanted to keep her in the facility and her mind frail but I had a hard time figuring out who it was that was doing it. So therefore, I thought it had a pretty decent mystery.

If you like mystery/thrillers then I would recommend you give it a try!



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4 responses to “Audiobook review of What Rose Forgot

  1. This sounds like a good book and I’ve always seen this author around. To be honest, I think I have one of her books in mass market paperback. It has a wolf on it if I recall correctly. I’m putting this on the wishlist.

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