Listened to in audio format.
What Alice Forgot was set around Alice from the day of her accident to the day of the Monster Meringue Party when her memory returned.
Before Alice hit her head she was a 39 year old mother of 3 and soon to be divorced. After the accident she thought she was 29 years old, happily married to Nick and pregnant with her first born nicknamed the sultana. The 29 year old Alice was far nicer then the bitter 39 year old Alice. I really felt for young Alice when she was shocked to realise that the older version of Alice is a fitness fanatic, thin, well dressed and a large part of the school community.
Whe she first spoke to Nick she was genuinely upset and confused that the man she loved actually despised her. Also young Alice was close to her older sister Elizabeth but was sad to find other the years their relationship had deteriorated but did not understand why. In between chapters there were diary extracts from Elizabeth to her therapist which gave her opinion of Alice and Elizabeth's fertility problems.
I enjoyed the memory flashbacks that Alice had revealing snippets of the past. I longed to find out what happended to Alice to change her personality. The last 3 chapters made this book for me when you realised that their breakup was not due to one incident but a series of incidents caused by Alice and Nick. It makes you realise there are 2 sides to every story.
I did enjoy What Alice Forgot but not as much as Big Little Lies. The story was too long and sometimes dragged. Unfortunately it did not call me to drop everything to listen. I also thought the blog entries from Alice's unofficial Grandma were unnecessary.
On the whole a decent story with a satisfying ending.