The Puzzle of You




      The Puzzle of You
She s woken up in a life she doesn t recognise with a daughter she doesn t remember When Charlotte McKay wakes up in a hospital bed with no memory of how she got there, all she wants is to go back to the perfect London flat she shares with her husband, and the impressive career she s worked so hard to build But something s not right Her husband David is at her bedside but so is a three year old girl, and she s calling Charlotte Mummy Charlotte s first instinct is panic When why did she have a child What about her promotion, her independence, her romantic weekends with David She loved being that woman how can she have turned into the stay at home mother she swore she d never be Back at home, she dives into her unfamiliar world, hoping to piece together the mystery of her transformation But faced with so much that feels foreign and unnatural, will she ever be happy in a life she can t remember having or wanting to have Read The Puzzle of You author Leah Mercer – bluevapours.co.uk

Leah can t remember a time when she didn t love writing From creating fake newspapers to writing letters to the editor, scribbling something was always on the agenda Even the rejections she received after completing her first novel at age 13 didn t dent her enthusiasm So it makes sense, then, that she pursued a career in anything but writing Public relations, teaching, recruitment, editing medical journals even a stint painting houses until she finally succumbed onceto the lure of the blank page When she s not being jumped on by her young son or burning supper while thinking of plot lines, Leah can be found furiously tapping away on her laptop, trying not to check Twitter or Facebook Leah also writes romantic comedies under the name Talli Roland.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 285 pages
  • The Puzzle of You
  • Leah Mercer
  • English
  • 06 November 2017

10 thoughts on “ The Puzzle of You

  1. Paige says:

    This is basically what the provided synopsis says it s about, for the most part Charlotte awakes from a crash losing the last 4 years of her memory She forgot she had a daughter and struggles to accept the life she had been living the past four years The first 2 4 chapters are Charlotte waking up in the hospital, thereafter the rest of the story is essentially Charlotte trying to decide if she wants to stay home with her daughter or go back to work while balancing an estranged relationship wi This is basically what the provided synopsis says it s about, for the most part Charlotte awakes from a crash losing the last 4 years of her memory She forgot she had a daughter and struggles to accept the life she had been living the past four years The first 2 4 chapters are Charlotte w...

  2. Ceecee says:

    Prime First Read October 19This is a novella and so a quick read Charlotte has a car crash as a result of which she cannot remember the last four years of her life which includes giving birth to her daughter Annabelle She does not tell her husband David for a few days despite struggling to adjust to the shock of the discoveries she has made The story is told from Charlotte a few years ago and Charlotte now and the firmer eventually joins up with the latter I m not convinced this woPrime First Read October 19This is a novella and so a quick read Charlotte has a car crash as a result of which she cannot remember the last four years of her life which includes giving birth to her daughter Annabelle She does not tell her husband David for a few days despite struggling to adjust to the shock of the discoveries she has made The story is told from Charlotte a few years ago and Charlotte now and the firmer eventually joins up with the latter I m not convinced this works very well as a technique as it seems to lead to repetition The characters are quite likeable though none of them are particularly memorable The author captures the fear of discovery of health issues for baby Annab...

  3. Tracy says:

    I m not a huge reader of women s fiction but I love this authors work so gave this one a go This was a really unique story and in places very interesting I really liked the idea of waking up and finding out things were not as you thought they were The author did such a good job of getting across Charlotte s confusion about her current life vs her old life...

  4. Carrie says:

    Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this book although I was interested enough to finish reading it Essentially, it is a story of Charlotte who gets into a car accident with her three year old daughter and her head injury makes her forget the last four years so she doesn t remember becoming pregnant, giving birth to her daughter, her daughter s heart condition or deciding not to return to her job The Charlotte that comes out of the accident still wants to be a career woman, and thinks she is one, a Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this book although I was interested enough to finish reading it Essentially, it is a story of Charlotte who gets into a car accident with her three year old daughter and her head injury makes her forget the last four years so she doesn t remember becoming pregnant, giving birth to her daughter, her daughter s heart condition or deciding not to return to her job The Charlotte that comes out of the accident still wants to be a career woman, and thinks she is one, as opposed to the stay at home mother she is in reality.I typica...

  5. Laurie says:

    You think you have your life perfectly in place and then. You wake up in a hospital and things are not how they were In fact, nothing is the same How could this happen When did Charlotte decide to NOT follow the life plan Can she and her husband ever resume the way they were This is a well designed novel that alternates between a three year time frame There is a smooth transition to help understand all the changes and confusion that Charlotte feels following her accident that has prom You think you have your life perfectly in place and then. You wake up in a hospital and things are not how they were In fact, nothing is the same How could this happen When did Charlotte decide to NOT follow the life plan Can she and her husband ever resume the way they were This is a well designed novel that alternates between a three year time frame There is a smooth transition to help understand all the changes and confusion that Charlotte feels followi...

  6. debbie holmes says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I liked this book ,sometimes it was a little hard going I love how you saw how she was in the present and also read the diary of before The book highlights how miss understa...

  7. Becky says:

    Good read Well written and enjoyable read that flows well despite snap shots from the past used to move the stet forward

  8. Susan says:

    First Reads for October 2019

  9. Suzanne Redfearn says:

    A very thought provoking read What if you woke up and found out nothing was as you thought it was This novel was very well written and kept me thinking long after the last page was turned.

  10. Bambi Wood says:

    Fair though it kept my interest when I was sick in bed Predictable but gave you some things to think about regarding mom s and their choices.

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