Thursday, May 2, 2013

Dead To You by Lisa McMann

Dead To You:
Some memories are better left untouched.

Ethan was abducted from his front yard when he was just seven years old. Now, at sixteen, he has returned to his family.

It's a miracle... at first.

Then the tensions start to build. His reintroduction to his old life isn't going smoothly, and his family is tearing apart all over again. If only Ethan could remember something, anything, about his life before, he'd be able to put the pieces back together.

But there's something that's keeping his memory blocked.

Something unspeakable...

Devastated. Absolutely devastated. That is how Lisa McMann left me feeling by the end of this book. With her flair for making the everyday seem mysterious and creepy, Lisa has created another for my keeper shelf. And although Dead To You is a quick read (I finished it in a little over two hours), it sure packs a wallop emotionally and mentally. The heart wrenching scenes between Ethan and his family, especially those involving his little sister are what really drove this story for me, they were realistic and pragmatic. The plot was intricately woven and pulled me in from the very first page. And although the ending left me screaming for more, thinking maybe, just maybe, there were just a few more was definitely the perfect ending for this book.

Ethan has made it home after being kidnapped for nine years. Or at least he believes he is. But he has no memories of this family, and only knows them from what he learned on a website. His little brother is constantly starting fights and now there is a little sister to contend with as well. Suddenly the thought that maybe he doesn't belong becomes reality when his brother claims that Ethan is an imposter and NOT a member of their family. While his mother refuses to believe it, and more and more tension builds within the family; Ethan is left questioning his own memories until two strangers come to the door and the truth is finally revealed.

1 comment:

  1. Never heard of this book before. But would very much like to read it after reading your good review :)


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