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We Came Here to Forget We Came Here to Forget generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review 5Buenos Aires Lonely Hearts SocietyStarsThis novel took me on a completely unexpected ride through one woman s journey of triumph, tragedy, pain, and resilience I ve not before read an Andrea Dunlop story but plan to remedy that fact She explores a very dark side of human nature in this book through eyes of a woman who bears witness to a great collapse in her family and eventuall We Came Here to Forget generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review 5Buenos Aires Lonely Hearts SocietyStarsThis novel took me on a completely unexpected ride through one woman s journey of triumph, tragedy, pain, and resilience I ve not before read an Andrea Dunlop story but plan to remedy that fact She explores a very dark side of human nature in this book through eyes of a woman who bears witness to a great collapse in her family and eventually her own personal life as a result of the actions of others of which she can not understand Through a series of toggling chapters between past and present we see where she came from with a slow build to how that came crashing down juxtaposed to something unfamiliar and new that seems doomed for the same fate I loved this book because it was a unique story with a deeply troubled and emotional heroine and while her story doesn t match my own in the details her fragile emotions, wavering mental state, and intense need for understanding completely hit home This book is mysterious in a subtle way that keeps you guessing as what this tragedy is exactly but explosive in the emotions that tether you to this woman s life both in real time and in her recounting of how it all came to this There s a certain magic in the setting that keeps the darkness from completely creeping in I was charmed completely by new relationships with people who share those same emotions and are looking for a form of escapism I was memorized by old friendships and how those change so drastically I was moved as much as I was horrified I was conflicted as much as I was resolute in my belief of this character and her actions I sympathize with her needs in this story and the choices she makes in her quest for clarity and peace I find her journey and those characters her play direct roles in it grossly compelling Andrea Dunlop s storytelling is wonderful and keeps you engaged the entire time It took me several sittings to read this book because I wanted to savor the details and the twisted emotions It sthan romance even though there are different threads of it throughout The only thing I wish for would be a littleconclusive epilogue but I think that s just personal preference because the way it ended enhanced the unique and engaging parts of the story One that terrified me and engaged me fully A truly great read The thing about tragedy is that it isn t about just getting through it, it s about getting on with your life when the dust has settled but the landscape is bombed out, smoke in the air, charred remains at your feet Andrea Dunlop, We Came Here to Forget..Pick up Andrea Dunlop s We Came Here to Forget asap, and you can thank me later I really enjoyed this satisfying novel and devoured it in this two days Gripping, riveting, and page turner novel about family in crisis, centered around one c The thing about tragedy is that it isn t about just getting through it, it s about getting on with your life when the dust has settled but the landscape is bombed out, smoke in the air, charred remains at your feet Andrea Dunlop, We Came Here to Forget..Pick up Andrea Dunlop s We Came Here to Forget asap, and you can thank me later I really enjoyed this satisfying novel and devoured it in this two days Gripping, riveting, and page turner novel about family in crisis, centered around one champion skier The whirlwind of secrets, passion, betrayal, and exotic locations, oh my.Dunlop is a masterful storyteller, and it seems like she have found her signature style formula and really solidified it with this novel It s always exciting to see when an author nails that because you know their novels will get even better each time I loved her last novel, She Regrets Nothing, so I had high expectations for this one, and it exceeded all my expectationsI know in the summer, many readers tend to be stuck between thrillers rom coms, I highly recommend this one to mix up your reading In my humble opinion, I feel like Dunlop filled a void in what s being published lately with this novel There s been a influx of thrillers, rom coms, historical or literary fictions, political nonfictions, and and coming of age YA novels, with not much compelling, smart, sophisticated contemporary novels in between Or perhaps it could just be that I didn t seek out hard enough But this novel was not only refreshing in that sense, but what I ve been missing in my own reading experience as well..The story is narrated in dual timeline by protagonist Katie Cleary, a Olympic class skier In alternating chapters, haunted by a family tragedy, a broken romance, and the end of her career as an Olympic skier, Katie disappears into a new life in Buenos Aires and reinvents herself as Liz Sullivan and as Katie reflects back on her life in Idaho glorious years of professional skiing days, globe trotting around the world, and slowly reveals on what went wrong with her family that made her flee home It s quite an intense rollercoaster ride of emotions, there s so much tension..In alternating chapters of past and present that ultimately merges at the end, this dual timeline worked fantastic on this story You can tell Dunlop has done her research personally have been to many of the locations I especially loved the sights sounds of Buenos Aires the setting comes alive in its history, its landmarks, its rich atmosphere, and its natural beauty, and is skillfully juxtaposed against Clearly family s descent into public tragedyAt times, it s a very difficult read In the novel, as Katie grows up, falls in love, and races down the highest peaks on the planet while Liz is reborn, falls into lust, and sinks into the underground tango scene at the bottom of the world, Dunlop explores a very dark side of human nature through eyes of a woman who bears witness to a devastating collapse in her family, eventually her own personal life as a result of the actions of others of which she can not fully comprehend This is an intriguing, well crafted novel part family drama, part psychological thriller, and part insightful look inside the life of a professional skier expats There s a lot happening in the novel, but everything comes together towards the end I highly recommend it From The Author Of She Regrets Nothing Comes A Vivid Novel About A Young Olympic Skier Who Loses Everything And Escapes To Buenos Aires, Where She Reinvents Herself, Meets A Colorful Group Of Ex Pats, And Is Swept Off Her Feet By A Mysterious Young Man With Dark Secrets Of His Own Katie Cleary Has Always Known Exactly What She Wants To Be The Best Skier In The World As A Teenager, She Leaves Her Home To Live And Train Full Time With Her Two Best Friends, All American Brothers Luke And Blair, Whose Wealthy Father Has Hired The Best Coaches Money Can Buy Together, They Are The USA S Best Shot At Bringing Home Olympic Gold As Well As A Love Triangle Waiting To HappenBut As The Upward Trajectory Of Katie S Elite Skiing Career Nears Its Zenith, A Terrifying Truth About Her Sister Becomes Impossible To Ignore One That Will Lay Ruin Not Only To Katie S Career But To Her Family And Her Relationship With Luke And BlairWith Her Life Shattered And Nothing Left To Lose, Katie Flees The Snowy Mountainsides Of Home For Buenos Aires There, She Reinvents Herself As Liz Sullivan, And Meets A Colorful Group Of Ex Pats And The Alluring, Charismatic Gianluca Fortunado, A Tango Teacher With Secrets Of His Own This Beautiful City, With Its Dark History And Wild Promise, Seems Like The Perfect Refuge, But Can She Really Outrun Her Demons Told In Alternating Chapters, Katie Grows Up, Falls In Love, And Races Down The Highest Peaks On The Planet While Liz Is Reborn, Falls Into Lust, And Sinks Into The Underground Tango Scene At The Bottom Of The World From The Moneyed Ski Chalets Of The American West To The Dimly Lit Milongas Of Argentina, We Came Here To Forget Explores What It Means To Dream, To Desire, To Achieve And What S Left Behind After It All Disappears 2.5 StarsBeautiful cover for what I am sure some will find as a beautiful story, but I struggled with this one Katie Liz has a traumatic event happen that is somehow related to her sister but it takes almost 80% of the book before we figure out exactly what that is The book alternates between past and present I ended up skimming a lot of it I m not a huge fan of alternating time lines where the past directly correlates to what s happening in the present yet each past chapter ends with an 2.5 StarsBeautiful cover for what I am sure some will find as a beautiful story, but I struggled with this one Katie Liz has a traumatic event happen that is somehow related to her sister but it takes almost 80% of the book before we figure out exactly what that is The book alternates between past and present I ended up skimming a lot of it I m not a huge fan of alternating time lines where the past directly correlates to what s happening in the present yet each past chapter ends with an ominous or vague statement of what went down The suspense and intrigue loses itself after a while and I just stop caring Katie grew up skiing and became an Olympian But after an injury and incident not disclosed for most of the book she feels the need to escape and leave Idaho for Buenos Aires There she mite a group of people who also seem to be running or hiding from something Meanwhile we get glimpses of her past and hints of what happened that made her flee While I liked parts of her story and thought it well written, I didn t really care for Katie and after so many chapters of not finding out what happened with her sister, I stopped caring about that too I do believe in the right hands though this would be a well loved and appreciated book I received an advanced copy through Netgalley in return for an honest review. Totally addictive 3 starsFor the most part We Came Here to Forget was a somewhatinconsistent read Perhaps this is due to the two timelines, one which follows Katie Cleary as she grows up, and the other one focuses on the aftermath a personal tragedy In order to escape from her unbearable existent one in which she has just lost her friends, boyfriend, and career Katie reinvents herself as Liz Sullivan and travels to Buenos Aires Although we know that something bad has happened between Katie Liz and her 3 starsFor the most part We Came Here to Forget was a somewhatinconsistent read Perhaps this is due to the two timelines, one which follows Katie Cleary as she grows up, and the other one focuses on the aftermath a personal tragedy In order to escape from her unbearable existent one in which she has just lost her friends, boyfriend, and career Katie reinvents herself as Liz Sullivan and travels to Buenos Aires Although we know that something bad has happened between Katie Liz and her older sister, we don t know the details until the very end This choice, rather than creating suspense, frustrated me since I predicted what had happened there are a few things that could make a whole family so infamous the timeline focused on the past provided little insight in Katie s relationship with her sister and her parents It was mostly telling rather than showing The parents are only occasionally mentioned, and Katie s sister, who should have been the focal point of this timeline, is rendered through vague descriptions and observations that usually allude to her later crime.The present timeline provided anuanced and interesting story Liz s struggle to reconcile herself with that bad thing and her own fallout gave her character an emotional arc Again, I think that revealing earlier on what happened with her sister would have allowed for evendepth but alasthis narrative was for the most part enjoyable Although Liz initially struggles to adapt to her new surroundings, she soon falls in with a group of people similar to her they have all left their baggage in other countries Perhaps the male characters came across as less nuanced than the female characters and their personalities too were somewhat same y Kate Liz s love interests added little to the story Luke had scarcely any lines, and remained off page for the majority of the story Blair was also a character who remained in the sidelines until he makes a predictable appearance later onGianluca could have been an interesting character but he ended up being merely a plot device for Kate Liz s character developmentthrow in an oddly detailed and unnecessary sex scenes and there you have it a mixed bag Is the novel about family Not really Mental illness A bit Love Occasionally.It was just too inconsistent for my taste and I will be approaching Dunlop s future work with cautionReadreviews on my blog View all my reviews on Goodreads How fierce is denial when acceptance means losing so muchBeautiful Andrea Dunlop is one of my favorite contemporary authors This book tells the story of Katie Cleary, an Olympic athlete who seems to have it all A loving family, a longtime boyfriend and many awards But as the story slowly unfolds, we learn that her beloved sister Penny is actually hiding terrible secrets that will ultimately have tragic consequences for their entire family After the truth is revealed, Katie decides toHow fierce is denial when acceptance means losing so muchBeautiful Andrea Dunlop is one of my favorite contemporary authors This book tells the story of Katie Cleary, an Olympic athlete who seems to have it all A loving family, a longtime boyfriend and many awards But as the story slowly unfolds, we learn that her beloved sister Penny is actually hiding terrible secrets that will ultimately have tragic consequences for their entire family After the truth is revealed, Katie decides to escape to Argentina to try and find some peace and a sense of normalcy.Like all of Andrea Dunlop s books, the early parts of the story are told in a very direct manner but you just know that some of the characters will turn out to be either doomed or even worse, evilThe thing about tragedy is that it isn t about just getting through it, it s about getting on with your life when the dust has settled but the landscape is bombed out, smoke in the air, charred remains at your feetKatie finds work as a tour guide and tries to hide her past from her new circle of friends She even takes tango lessons and gets involved with a sexy Argentinian But she can t hide forever and eventually the truth comes out There is a huge revelation about Katie s family but it does not come until relatively late in the book The story alternates between present day and flashbacks with Katie s family The author does a fantastic job with the slow reveal of what actually happened in her past, and just as with Losing the Light , creates an wonderful cast of ex pats and colorful characters in Katie s new Buenos Aires home This is another creative, surprising and emotional story of family, friendship, loss and acceptance I couldn t put it down 4.5 Interesting story, although the way it was told bothered me a little Well done with the subject matter and complexity of the story overall. Oh my goodness was this book so heartbreakingly emotional and beautiful I had NO Idea how much I would end up loving this story I m so glad that I took a chance on this book and fell in love with Andrea Dunlop s writing We Came Here to Forget is a story that presents how we all have inner demons and a past that we want to forget Andrea interweaves a story of heartache with such grace and beauty among these characters leaving me with tears upon the last page.It took me multiple sittings to fi Oh my goodness was this book so heartbreakingly emotional and beautiful I had NO Idea how much I would end up loving this story I m so glad that I took a chance on this book and fell in love with Andrea Dunlop s writing We Came Here to Forget is a story that presents how we all have inner demons and a past that we want to forget Andrea interweaves a story of heartache with such grace and beauty among these characters leaving me with tears upon the last page.It took me multiple sittings to finish this book because I wanted to savor every emotional detail and page There is a certain darkness in Dunlop s tone that makes this book so muchbeautiful It has a sense of magic with the darkness.I highly recommend this book It was a journey I wouldn t have ever wanted to miss Such a beautiful storyteller Andrea is and respect her thoroughly for taking her readers on this journey of heartache.Overall, 4.5 stars Thank you to Netgalley and Atria for the arc via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Publication date 7 2 19Published to GR 6 16 19 3.5 Stars Rounded DownYou ve seen the cover wow wow wow and you ve read the summary Katie Cleary is an Olympic skier who has a tragic family secret The secret becoming public in concert with a career ending injury cause Katie to flee the States to Buenos Aires under a different name The reader follows Katie in her new life with flashbacks that lead up to her decision to flee If you re like me, sometimes flashbacks to the past don t always work I find myself in the camp of people who reall 3.5 Stars Rounded DownYou ve seen the cover wow wow wow and you ve read the summary Katie Cleary is an Olympic skier who has a tragic family secret The secret becoming public in concert with a career ending injury cause Katie to flee the States to Buenos Aires under a different name The reader follows Katie in her new life with flashbacks that lead up to her decision to flee If you re like me, sometimes flashbacks to the past don t always work I find myself in the camp of people who really like one side of the story and kind of have a half interest in the other That was true to form here, but this time I was COMPLETELY ABSORBED in the past story and had difficulty keeping interest with the current story I m not really sure why, but I found some of the characters in Buenos Aires sort of clich We have all these expats with a tragic past that they are all hiding from There is the rascal tango teacher that Katie has an affair with, which is clearly a horrible decision So that too seems kind meh I thought the little hints that were dropped regarding the family secret were cleverly used throughout Some readers argue that it took too long to find out what it is, but I felt it was perfect timing Quite honestly, I might have set the book down all together if the past perspective hadn t been so gripping Ultimately, the stories come together, but the ending was sort of underwhelming to me too I don t want to give anything away, but I felt the author had the chops to really make this a five star read Overall, a kind of ho hum review, but my 3.5 rating comes from just how much I liked the story about her past.Thanks to the Buffalo Library for this copy to read Review Date 9 14 19Publication Date 07 02 19

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