The Life Lucy Knew by Karma Brown

The Life Lucy Knew

One woman is about to discover everything she believes-knows-to be true about her life...isn't.After hitting her head, Lucy Sparks awakens in the hospital to a shocking revelation: the man she's known and loved for years-the man she recently married-is not actually her husband. In fact, they haven't even spoken since their breakup four years earlier. The happily-ever-after she remembers in vivid detail-right down to the dress she wore to their we...


Details The Life Lucy Knew

TitleThe Life Lucy Knew
ISBN9780778319344
Author
Release DateJun 12th, 2018
PublisherPark Row
GenreFiction, Adult, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit
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Reviews The Life Lucy Knew

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader & Traveling Sister
    1970-01-01
    4 memorable stars to The Life Lucy Knew! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Wow, talk about an original premise. Lucy Sparks falls and hits her head. When she wakes up, she searches for her husband in her hospital room. Not only is he not there, “he’s” actually not her husband! Instead, her current boyfriend, Matt, who is present, is broken-hearted when he realizes she is in love with her ex (who was never really her husband, anyway- part of the memory is cre...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    1970-01-01
    3 stars. I have read and loved every one of Karma Brown’s books. She is one of my favourite authors! Unfortunately, this novel fell shy of my hopes and expectations.Lucy Sparks wakes up from a coma after falling and hitting her head. She has lost most of her memory from the last four years. She also discovers that she has what her doctors call, ‘false memories’ or ‘honest lying’. Her brain has created memories that feel real but are not...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    1970-01-01
    3.5 Stars!THE LIFE LUCY KNEW by KARMA BROWN was an enjoyable, interesting, quick and easy read that had an extremely interesting and fascinating premise to it. I absolutely love books with an amnesia component to the storyline and whereas I did enjoy this one I was a little disappointed with the ending. I normally thoroughly enjoy Epilogues and all that they reveal to us but with this one I would have liked to have had a little more insight into ...
  • Wendy
    1970-01-01
    I loved this story as I do with all of Karma's books. Set in Toronto where the author lives and I grew up, made the story exceptionally appealing being familiar with the streets and various locations mentioned.An original and interesting premise has Lucy Sparks waking up from a coma after falling and hitting her head, only to have false memories. She knows who she is but the life she recalls living is not the life she has led. Healing and moving ...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    1970-01-01
    3.5 STARSNo matter how many I come across, I'm always a sucker for a novel that features an amnesia component. There's something about the protagonist's journey across the unknown that grabs me, and Karma Brown has found a unique flair to make her story, The Life Lucy Knew, stand out in the crowd of others like it. While I did hope to grasp a little more of Lucy and Matt's relationship by the end and desired a little more from the epilogue, I d...
  • Alex ♈
    1970-01-01
    Sometimes the things that used to make sense don’t make sense anymore. Karma Brown is a new author for me. Despite I had some issues with the story itself, I must admit this woman can write! Wow! It was somehow a new experience for me: romance with an intense suspense, which wasn’t a thriller or a detective story. I couldn’t put it down. I was literally glued to my Kindle. After I read the blurb I was sure (based on my huge reading history)...
  • Carlene Inspired
    1970-01-01
    You know I couldn't resist reading this one early.Read this and other reviews at Carlene InspiredLucy Sparks is happily married, has a fantastic job, and has the best memories of her life...only her memories aren't her own. A nasty fall leaves her confused, having forgotten her relationship with her boyfriend and co-worker Matt, her family's big life events, and who she really is. What her doctor calls honest lying is really her brain filling in ...
  • Susan
    1970-01-01
    The Life Lucy KnewKarma BrownWow, all I can say is, this story blew me away! Keep the tissues close by as you are reading THE LIFE LUCY KNEW by Karma Brown. She will have your emotions all over the place. Once I started reading, it was very hard to stop! The twists and turns made it impossible to put down, as I had to know what was going to happen to Lucy. Lucy Sparks falls down, hits her head and she can't remember her life. The only things she ...
  • Amy Reichert
    1970-01-01
    I've read a very early copy of this, and it was fantastic!
  • Sherri Thacker
    1970-01-01
    I have loved all of Karma Brown’s books. All I’ve given 5 stars. But this one I felt fell short. I had a hard time connecting with the characters. It just seemed to drag to me. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley For giving me this book early. All opinions are my own.
  • Milena
    1970-01-01
    I received an ARC of The Life Lucy Knew from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book I've read by this author, even though she was on my radar for awhile. In this book Karma Brown takes a very common trope, amnesia, and puts an interesting spin on it. Following an accident, Lucy wakes up in the hospital with false memories. She thinks she is happily married to Daniel, who, in reality, is her ex-fiance ...
  • Kerry
    1970-01-01
    I read an advanced copy of this book and absolutely loved the story, as I do with all of Karma's books. It's an emotional love story with suspense and mystery. A definite page-turner. I couldn't put it down.
  • Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
    1970-01-01
    I received this book for free from Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Life Lucy Knew had a really interesting premise. After slipping and hitting her head, Lucy wakes up and remembers a totally different life than she is living. Like she remembers marrying her ex, which never happened. While I enjoyed exploring this all with Lucy there was one thing...
  • Melissa
    1970-01-01
    I've been a fan of Karma Brown's writing ever since her debut, Come Away with Me, made it onto my 2015 favorites list. Her two books that came out since then have had more of a Jodi Picoult feel to them. So I was surprised when she took a different angle with The Life Lucy Knew and it had more of a Taylor Jenkins Reid feel this time around. It was very easy to get into the story and stay captivated throughout. I loved the romantic aspect of the s...
  • Laura
    1970-01-01
    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com The Life Lucy Knew is an interesting read which centers around a topic I always find really interesting: amnesia. Main protagonist Lucy wakes up from an accident believing her life to be very different to how it was when she had the accident, and we follow her as she tries to make sense of it all and coax her memory back.I liked that this novel was fairly believable, as I wasn’t sure when I started it if we...
  • Judy Collins
    1970-01-01
    3.5 Stars
  • Melissa
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars rounded upI loved the book throughout, but the ending just left me a little flat. I thought there could have been a bit more of a twist that would have made things more surprising and original with the Daniel storyline, which was a non-starter for me. I also didn't love Lucy (ha, see what I did there), I get that she was experiencing something that I cannot really comprehend, but Matt was trying SO hard and she was just "eh" about all o...
  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    1970-01-01
    🌟🌟🌟 1/2 Lovely Stars Like me, Karma Brown lives in Toronto and that is where this story takes place. I loved reading about my hometown and the neighbourhood I grew up in. She is even recovering in the hospital where both I and my first child were born.This is another excellent, heartfelt book from Karma Brown. It is an interesting and funny read, with an unpredictable storyline, where you really feel for Lucy and how she is affected by...
  • Sheyla ✎
    1970-01-01
    "I think normal is what life looked like five minutes before I slipped on the ice." How horrible it had to be to wake up with false memories! This is exactly what happened to Lucy Sparks. Lucy had everything going for her. She had a great relationship with her boyfriend Matt Newman. She had a great job and she was happy with her life. Then she falls on the ice and suffers a severe trauma to her head and in one second she losses it all. When Lucy ...
  • Sue
    1970-01-01
    Karma Brown is one of those few authors that I will buy her books without knowing anything about them because I know that they will be fantastic. With The Life Lucy Knew, her 4th novel, she proves that she is definitely a fantastic author. Lucy Sparks wakes up in the hospital with her parents and Matt, her best friend from work by her side. Where she wonders is her husband Daniel? It turns out that the fall caused Lucy to forget parts of her past...
  • Suzanne
    1970-01-01
    Kleenex is to Karma Brown's novels what marshmallows are to s'mores - absolutely essential.Karma Brown's writing style continues to grow (if that was possible) with each novel she publishes. She draws you into the character's lives from page one. Makes it darn near impossible to put her novels down, and absolutely - without doubt, will tug at your heartstrings. Lucy's life is a mess, after a freaky accident leaves her with mixed memories. The sto...
  • Sarah Doherty
    1970-01-01
    Memories are important; they shape us and our beliefs, they provide a basis for decisions we make, they can make us laugh and cry, and they help us form relationships of all sorts.What would you do if you could no longer depend on your memories?Lucy Sparks has to come to terms with this question after falling and hitting her head while out running an errand on a winter day. She wakes up and soon realizes that not only has she forgotten much of th...
  • Susan Peterson
    1970-01-01
    This gripping, emotional read begins with a unique premise...Lucy Sparks wakes up from a coma, her memories confused and upsetting...living with a boyfriend she remembers only as a coworker, convinced she is married to someone else. It was fascinating to watch Lucy struggle with her unreliable memories, dealing with relationships, as friends and family also come to grips with the new Lucy. This book is a real page-turner, with ups and downs that ...
  • Cindy Wilkerson
    1970-01-01
    3.5 starsI can totally see why Taylor Jenkins Reid recommends this author for people of are a fan of her work.
  • Melinda
    1970-01-01
    Lucy Sparks wakes up in a hospital bed to find out that she has been in a coma for the past month. By her bedside is her parents and coworker Matt. Frightened and confused she asks where Daniel, her husband is. She's told there is no husband. Her and Daniel never married. They actually broke up four years ago and her and Matt has been in a relationship for the past two years! A doctor then explains to her that was she is experiencing is a conditi...
  • Jessica Strawser
    1970-01-01
    If you remembered everything but the last year of your life, would you still know yourself? What if you lost two years, or three? How long until you’d start to question the choices you’d made, the turns you’d taken, and whether change is always good? THE LIFE LUCY KNEW is the kind of story that engrosses you in a character’s life while making you contemplate your own. A fascinating look at what we most want to remember, and what we’d ju...
  • Jamie Brenner
    1970-01-01
    I fell in love with Lucy Sparks! Karma Brown has a way of creating characters that are so real on the page you just 'go there' with them emotionally. This book has a unique premise that will grab you from page one and never lets go. Wonderful read.
  • Lisa Steinke
    1970-01-01
    Loved this gem by Karma Brown. It is everything I love in a novel—engrossing with characters I care about and a plot I can’t get enough of. This is a wonderfully written, heart string tugging novel that I would read again right now! Five stars!!!!
  • Dorie
    1970-01-01
    Wow. Talk about an interesting and original premise! After slipping on a patch of ice and hitting her head on the pavement, Lucy wakes up in the hospital. She immediately asks for her husband, Daniel, who she is happily married to. But Daniel is actually her ex-fiance, who she hasn't seen in years. In reality, Lucy lives with her loving boyfriend, Matt, who she remembers as just a co-worker and a friend. Her doctors call it confabulated memory ...
  • Booksandchinooks (Laurie)
    1970-01-01
    I received a free copy of this book from HarperCollins Canada for an honest review. I’m a big fan of Karma Brown’s books and I didn’t even know the premise of this book when I requested it. I’m happy to say I loved this book!! Lucy wakes up in the hospital with a coworker and her parents at her bedside. She doesn’t know why she’s there or what happened and she’s confused about Matt being there and not her husband Daniel. As Lucy beg...