On the back cover of this novel, New York Times bestselling author Jamie Ford writes “A beautiful novel about what the mind forgets and what the heart remembers.” This is the perfect way to summarize Love, Water, Memory. This is the story of Lucie, who wakes up one day knee-deep in San Francisco Bay with no memory of who she is or how she got there. She is taken to the hospital and diagnosed as being in a dissociative fugue state, which is very rare. Eventually, she finds out her name and is shocked to discover that she has a fiance, Grady, who comes from their home in Seattle to claim her.
Like any good novel, you know right away that Grady is holding something back as Lucie tries to recover who she is and how she came to be in San Francisco. As she slowly reconnects with family and friends, she discovers that the old Lucie may not have been a very nice person. But why?
Also like any good novel, secrets are revealed.
And we love that, right?
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