The Forgotten Hours

The Forgotten Hours

In this evocative debut novel, Katrin Schumann weaves a riveting story of past and present—and how love can lead us astray.

At twenty-four, Katie Gregory feels like life is looking up: she’s snagged a great job in New York City and is falling for a captivating artist—and memories of her traumatic past are finally fading. Katie’s life fell apart almost a decade earlier, during an idyllic summer at her family’s cabin on Eagle Lake when her best friend accused her father of sexual assault. Throughout his trial and imprisonment, Katie insisted on his innocence, dodging reporters and clinging to memories of the man she adores.

Now he’s getting out. Yet when Katie returns to the shuttered lakeside cabin, details of that fateful night resurface: the chill of the lake, the heat of first love, the terrible sting of jealousy. And as old memories collide with new realities, they call into question everything she thinks she knows about family, friends, and, ultimately, herself. Now, Katie’s choices will be put to the test with life-altering consequences.

Title:The Forgotten Hours
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781503904170

    The Forgotten Hours Reviews

  • Katie B

    2.5 starsI appreciate the author's attempt to tell a story with complex characters and tough subject matter, but for me this one missed the mark. The bare bones of a good story were there but the tran...

  • Bridgett

    So much waiting, so little pay-off. I truly wanted to love this book. The powerful #MeToo movement our country has seen surface the past few years had me desperately wanting to root for Lulu...but it...

  • Melike

    I just have a lot of mixed feelings about this book and need to sort them out....

  • Obsidian

    Please note that I got this via Amazon's Kindle First Reads. I really loved the premise of the "Forgotten Hours" (a teenage girl loses her best friend and father after a rape accusation and trial). Th...

  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps

    I’d rather reread a good book than slog through a boring one.Amazon Prime First Read books aren’t what they once were. Most in recent months have been DNF, one or two stars. None of the December o...

  • RedRedtheycallmeRed

    2.5 STARSIt took too long for things to get moving. The book is so focused on Katie, and she's such a frustrating character! It would have been better for the story to be set further in the past, it j...

  • Vicki Willis

    This was a new release that was provided to me from Kindle First. It had an alternating timeline between the past and the present which I liked, but it didn't really flow well between the two. I thoug...

  • Crystal King

    Riveting. If I had to sum up this debut book in one word, that would be it. What would you do if your father went to jail for statutory rape of your best friend? Who do you side with? What if your cho...

  • Sherri Thacker

    This book started off a little slow and I nearly gave up but at 25% it got a little better. I’m giving this 3 stars. Just ok for me. Didn’t love it but didn’t dislike it either. ...

  • Barbara White

    THE FORGOTTEN HOURS is a stunning novel that moves seamlessly between the aftermath of a trauma that shattered one family and a summer evening that ruined many lives. As current events clash with trut...