I have been on a thrillers kick lately and this one had all the buzzwords I was looking for. Isolated setting, amnesia, friends gone missing… a puzzle for me to solve. It was called That Weekend by Kara Thomas.
Synopsis: Three best friends, a lake house, a secret trip – what could go wrong?
It was supposed to be the perfect prom weekend getaway. But it’s clear something terrible happened when Claire wakes up alone and bloodied on a hiking trail with no memory of the past forty-eight hours.
Three went up the mountain, but only one came back.
Now everyone wants answers – most of all, Claire. She remembers Friday night, but after that… nothing. And now Kat and Jesse – her best friends – are missing.
That weekend changes everything.
What happened on the mountain? And where are Kat and Jesse? Claire knows the answers are buried somewhere in her memory, but as she’s learning, everyone has secrets – even her best friends. And she’s pretty sure she’s not going to like what she remembers.
This book starts out right away with our main character waking up in the woods with a head trauma and not remembering anything. I love this kind of start because it means the character will be trying to put together the story as you are.
I liked that it started out in the wilderness too because I like survival stories but it didn’t last very long there. It read more like a true crime book and I was okay with that. I enjoyed most of it until the end. I think that the finale could have been done a little better and it felt a bit lack luster to me but up until you solve everything, I was immersed in the book.
The main character does go through a lot and I would be in the same position as them if I couldn’t remember what happened to me. I would stop at nothing to figure it out.
If you like a good puzzle and are a fan of books similar to Karen M. Mcmanus’ books then this one might be for you.
Book Rating: 4/5
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This definitely sounds like something I’d read 😊
It was a fun time!