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Reviewed by Jennifer Joyce
Grenadine has packed as much of her belongings into her car as she can before leaving behind her home and the husband who could land them both in jail. Grenadine’s husband has been accused of fraud and although she is innocent, Grenadine is caught up in his crimes. Grenadine needs to start again, in a place where nobody knows about her criminal record and impending court case. As Grenadine attempts to carve herself a new life, we learn about her heart-breaking past.
What I Remember Most is quite a mysterious read as the details of Grenadine’s past is revealed bit by bit. We learn about her childhood through police and court reports and we can see that the traumatic events still haunt her. There is also a shadowy character who pops up from time to time, putting a sinister twist on nursery rhymes. To begin with, we don’t know who this character is but it is clear they are disturbed and this doesn’t bode well for her.
What I Remember Most is at times entertaining and others utterly heart wrenching. I liked the storyline and thought that Grenadine was a strong, feisty character but at times the book could be quite drawn out and repetitive.I wasn’t a fan of the trash talk as I found a lot of it cringe-worthy and there were far too many references to Grenadine’s ‘Big V’ for my liking. However, I did like the mix of characters and loved the setting of Pineridge. Grenadine hasn’t had the best life, from her horrific childhood to her marriage, but she doesn’t feel sorry for herself and instead gets on with her life as best as she can, which I admired.