I gave a single fiction book a five-star rating in August.
Remember Mia by Alexandra Burt was not one of those books that I stayed up all night reading. That’s usually how I can tell that a book is five stars—it keeps me up at night because I can’t wait to know what happens next.
While Remember Mia did not result in a loss of sleep, it did keep me content in the chair reading away on a Friday night while my husband watched TV and napped on the couch. And I did stay up much later than normal because I needed to finish the book and know what happened. I mean, what else can you do when a baby is missing?
Estelle Paradise wakes up in a hospital severely injured and missing and ear. As she comes to, Estelle remembers that her infant daughter, Mia, is missing. But she doesn’t remember anything aside from finding Mia’s crib empty and Mia and her things (diapers, clothes, bottles, etc.) gone. Of course, Estelle, who suffered from postpartum depression that she tried unsuccessfully to hide, is the police’s primary suspect. Witnesses come forward who have seen her acting strangely toward the colicky Mia. To clear her name and find her daughter, Estelle must recover her memory, but she’s not certain she wants to because the truth may be more than she can handle.
If you read as much as I do, you discover that it’s difficult to find many new, engaging storylines. I loved the unique storyline in Remember Mia. It kept me entertained and wondering what would happen next. I also didn’t guess the outcome until I was almost done with the book. Add good writing to the mix, which this book has, and you have a five-star book worth reading. Enjoy!
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