Summary

In the Dark We Forget delivers a story about family dynamics culminating in an event that forces the survivors to face unpleasant truths.

4-STAR REVIEW: In the Dark We Forget By Sandra SG Wong

The Description

Publication Date: June 21, 2022

Some things are better left forgotten . . .

When a woman wakes up with amnesia beside a mountain highway, confused and alone, she fights to regain her identity, only to learn that her parents have disappeared—not long after her mother bought a winning $47 million lottery ticket.

As her memories painfully resurface and the police uncover details of her parents’ mysterious disappearance, Cleo Li finds herself under increasing suspicion. Even with the unwavering support of her brother, she can’t quite reconcile her fears with reality or keep the harrowing nightmares at bay. As Cleo delves deeper for the truth, she cannot escape the nagging sense that maybe the person she should be afraid of…is herself.

With jolting revelations and taut ambiguity, In the Dark We Forget vividly examines the complexities of family—and the lies we tell ourselves in order to survive.

The Review

Imagine waking up on the side of the road with no idea of who you are or how you got there. That’s the opening chapter of In the Dark We Forget by Sandra SG Wong.

As the story unfolds and the amnesia is traced to a drug that causes short-term memory loss, the main character struggles to remember her identity. Her name is Cleo Li, which turns out to be only one of the many secrets she needs to unlock. Apparently, her parents are missing not long after her mother bought a winning lottery ticket.

With only her brother to lean on, Cleo finds herself the target of the investigation. Efforts to regain her memory consume much of the story. Her version of the past, highlighting the relationship with her parents, paints a much different picture than what her brother recalls.

What happened to her parents? Did Cleo have something to do with their disappearance? The stunning conclusion adds an unexpected twist that I never saw coming.

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About The AuthorSandra SG Wong (she/her) writes fiction across genres, including suspense, thriller, romance, historical, and, under the pen name S.G. Wong, has been a crime fiction awards finalist for the Lola Starke novels and Crescent City short stories. (Available on Goodreads under author profile, “S.G. Wong.”)

Sandra has been involved with literary and genre organizations, conferences, festivals, and workshops across Canada and the United States. After serving her term as National President, she now serves as Immediate Past President of Sisters in Crime, a non-profit members organization committed to equity in the crime writing community.

On a daily basis however, she can be found all too often tweeting from @S_G_Wong.

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Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.

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4-STAR REVIEW: In the Dark We Forget By Sandra SG WongIn the Dark We Forget delivers a story about family dynamics culminating in an event that forces the survivors to face unpleasant truths.