In New York Times bestselling author Barr's new standalone, a grandmother in her 60s emerges from a mental fog to find she's trapped in an Alzheimer's Unit in a nursing home. How does she convince anyone that she's not actually demented?
What Rose Forgot is not only a well-written and addicting work, but also an important one, and surpassed all of my expectations ... Barr’s latest should be required reading for anyone over 60. Many in this age group have loving, caring children, but it’s always a good idea to keep your head up and watch for the manifestation of signs and symptoms.
Barr seems inspired by her new protagonist, writing with particular style and savvy ... The action is classic Barr ... The ultimate villain is unexpected, and the larger scheme a chilling vision of how aging people can lose control over their lives. Will we see more of Rose? Fine by me.
... deftly wrought ... calls to mind my favorite female sleuth, Agatha Christie’s Miss Jane Marple ... The ending, as befits this original, madcap mystery, is one last lovely surprise. What Rose Forgot is a winner on every level!