The Forgotten Hours



[PDF / Epub] ★ The Forgotten Hours Author Katrin Schumann – E17streets4all.co.uk In this evocative debut novel, Katrin Schumann weaves a riveting story of past and present and how love can lead us astrayAt twenty four, Katie Gregory feels like life is looking up she s snagged a gr In this evocative debut novel, Katrin Schumann weaves a riveting story of past and present and how love can lead us astrayAt 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 The Forgotten PDF/EPUB or 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 adoresNow 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.The Forgotten Hours

Katrin is the Washington Post andCharts Bestselling author of The Forgotten Hours Her new novel, This Terrible Beauty is forthcoming on March , She studied languages at Oxford and journalism at Stanford, and is also the author of several nonfiction books Katrin has been awarded fiction residencies from the Norman The Forgotten PDF/EPUB or Mailer Writer s Colony, The Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Currently the Program Coordinator of the Key West Literary Seminar, she teaches writing at GrubStreet and was an instructor in PEN s Prison Writing program She lives in Boston and Key West Forinformation go to katrinschumann.

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  • Paperback
  • 362 pages
  • The Forgotten Hours
  • Katrin Schumann
  • English
  • 07 November 2017
  • 1503904172

10 thoughts on “The Forgotten Hours

  1. says:

    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 transitions from the past and present timelines felt disjointed at times and lacked a cohesive flow When I finished the book one thought that crossed my mind was it feltlike a good rough draft of a book but needs some work and polishing to turn it into somethingmeaningful.When Katie Gregory 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 transitions from the past and present timelines felt disjointed at times and lacked a cohesive flow When I finished the book one thought that crossed my mind was it feltlike a good rough draft of a book but needs some work and polishing to turn it into somethingmeaningful.When Katie Gregory was a teenager her best friend accused Katie s father of sexual assault He was convicted of the crime and after serving time in prison he is set to be released Old memories pop back up to the surface and coupled with new information, Katie seems to question just about everything in her life.The premise for the story had potential but the execution for the most part fell flat I wish I would have feltfor Katie than I did because obviously she was in such a tough spot given that not only was her father accused of a horrific crime, but her best friend was the accuser But other than a few moments here and there, I just never felt all that invested in the story There s a similar type storyline in a book I read awhile back, The Best Kind of People, and in my opinion that one is a better read than this one This was my freeKindle First selection for January 2019

  2. says:

    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 Lulubut it was so hard Her character was fake, belligerent, and a tad narcissistic I know others will disagree, and that s okay I just had a hard time feeling anything about her at all As for Katieyuck She was aggravating In this day and age, when EVERYTHING is splashed all over the internet, we reSo 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 Lulubut it was so hard Her character was fake, belligerent, and a tad narcissistic I know others will disagree, and that s okay I just had a hard time feeling anything about her at all As for Katieyuck She was aggravating In this day and age, when EVERYTHING is splashed all over the internet, we re really supposed to believe she didn t even know who testified at her father s rape trial Really Unless she s an ostrich with her head buried in the sand, it s simply not plausible I don t mind suspending belief a bit, but come on Charlie and David could have added so much texture and insight, but the author instead chose to make them meaningless, secondary characters who added nothing at all to the tapestry of the story The main problem for me The book was just horribly boring and anti climatic Nothing happened except page after page of Katie s internal dialogue long, rambling, tedious passages The story also jumps back and forth over multiple time periods, but the changes aren t identified in any way at the start of the chapters Makes for a bit of confusion Overall, I give this book 1.5 stars I had such high hopes, but what a disappointment

  3. says:

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

  4. says:

    I d rather reread a good book than slog through a boring one. 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 options interested me We were allowed to choose two books for January, but I could only find one.THE FORGOTTEN HOURS seemed like a decent possibility, but I couldn t get into the Katie s narration I wasinterested in Lulu s story, but she was barely a minor character I skimmed to the end.

  5. says:

    Please note that I got this vias 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 This type of plot feels very timely That said, I thought that the story being told in third person point of view actually pushed me away as a reader I think if it was told in the first person point of view I would have feltentwined with Katie and her choices Also, if it had been first person Please note that I got this vias 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 This type of plot feels very timely That said, I thought that the story being told in third person point of view actually pushed me away as a reader I think if it was told in the first person point of view I would have feltentwined with Katie and her choices Also, if it had been first person point of view, I would have givenleeway on the secondary characters Zen, Lulu, her father, mother, brother, etc being written so shallowly However, writing in third person point of view, I think she could have tapped into everyone s emotions a lotand the backstory I needed to get into Lulu s and her father s headThe Forgotten Hours goes back and forth following the events that broke up Katie Gregory s familythan 6 years ago Katie s best friend from childhood accuses her father of rape, after two years of investigation trial, he is found guilty This ends up causing her family to fracture Now that he is getting out of jail, Katie is focused on getting her family back to the way it was There are complications however with her father wanting her to return to their family s cabin, and make it ready for him This leads Katie down a path to figure out what really happened, and was it her fault.Katie is really the center of this story I wish that Schumann had her come to some realizations a lot sooner She has had to draw herself in due to what happened to her family, and I get that However, her relationship with Zen had her being ambivalent about it for reasons dealing with her father It s pretty obvious that Katie sees herself as her father s daughter and him being sent to jail for something she doesn t believe he did has broken some part of herself I just wish that we had seeninteractions between her and her brother David That character is written as beingaware of things then Katie ever did I just wish that they hadhonest conversations The same with Katie and her mother Back to Katie, we getinsight on what occurred 8 years ago when Katie and Lulu were 17 and how Katie worshiped Lulu until a boy comes between them The book flips back and forth between present day and the past.I think Lulu was written well, but I wantedthere Her story made me sad and I think it got passed over a little too quickly The question that Katie has is why would Lulu lie about her father However, we are given hints here and there what was going on with Lulu and I wish that had been the story Katie s father, John Gregory, is charismatic There is a pull to him when we have the story in the before time period He is the guy that everyone is drawn to, wants to make happy Even Katie contrasts him with her mother and she finds her lacking due to her withdrawal from their family Katie is haunted by her teen crush and I just thought that whole thing with him was a waste the present time period The before time period, once again, Schumman types into something when she goes back to first loves, summer days and night, and the smell of the sun and the lake on your skin The writing was good, though sometimes a bit overworked I have to say that I loved all of the sections dealing with Katie and Lulu showing them growing up together and their summers together Schumann taps into being a young girl and how hard it is sometimes to be best friends with someone We also get Lulu s longing to be part of Katie s family and how Lulu s life is so different from Katie s.When we switch back to the present time frame, I just see Katie as a pale shadow still being jerked around by Lulu You would think that she would be separate from her at this point We know that the two had no contact after the rape accusation besides a nasty email that Katie sent But you have Katie wondering why Lulu never reached out to her I just rolled my eyes a bit at that.The setting of the book bounces between New York, upper state New York, and London I have to say that Schumman writes of New York, and summers on the lake very well The parts in London were very thin to me We Katie get info dumped about some things and I just wish it was done differently.The ending was bittersweet I wish it had ended differently because I honestly don t think that the Gregory family ever really comes to term with things Ostriches, the lot of them

  6. says:

    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 choice might be wrong I admit that I feel a lot of overwhelm from the metoo news of the world today, and wasn t sure how I was going to feel about this novel, but Schumann pulls you into Katie s world and wraps you in all the emotions from each character in such a way that you literally can t put the 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 choice might be wrong I admit that I feel a lot of overwhelm from the metoo news of the world today, and wasn t sure how I was going to feel about this novel, but Schumann pulls you into Katie s world and wraps you in all the emotions from each character in such a way that you literally can t put the book down There are often many sides to a story and relationships can be incredibly tough and complicated and Schumann deftly shows you all that nuance I m going to be thinking about this book for a long time to come Thanks, NetGalley and Lake Union for the early peek at this book

  7. says:

    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 just didn t seem believable that Katie was so sheltered and naive about everything that happened As it was, the chapters set at the lake house felt like they could have been from the 70 s.Katie s a woman in her mid 20 s, a college graduate, and yet she comes across as someone unable maybe just unwi 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 just didn t seem believable that Katie was so sheltered and naive about everything that happened As it was, the chapters set at the lake house felt like they could have been from the 70 s.Katie s a woman in her mid 20 s, a college graduate, and yet she comes across as someone unable maybe just unwilling to think like an adult She never heard anything about the trial She never looked anything up online She never once thought to not blindly trust in her father She was exhausting So much focus on Katie meant that other interesting characters got shortchanged namely Lulu, Katie s mom and Katie s brother I would have liked some chapters from their POV I m a little disappointed in the ending, I thought what happened with Katie s dad was kind of taking the easy way out

  8. says:

    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 truths Katie Gregory has kept hidden from her lover and herself she s forced to return to memories she d rather forget Memories that tug loyalty in conflicting directions and question everything she knows about trust and love Was her father guilty of the crime for which he was convicted Who s lying, 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 truths Katie Gregory has kept hidden from her lover and herself she s forced to return to memories she d rather forget Memories that tug loyalty in conflicting directions and question everything she knows about trust and love Was her father guilty of the crime for which he was convicted Who s lying, and how much does Katie remember of that tempestuous night when she was fourteen and fighting with her best friend over a boy Trying to unravel the answers before the heart pounding finish kept me up way past bedtime A must read for book clubs

  9. says:

    Katrin Schumann, Author of The Forgotten Hours has written an emotional, intense, suspenseful, and captivating novel The Genres for this Novel are Fiction and Women s Fiction The timeline for this story starts in 2007 and the present and goes back to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story The author describes her characters are complex and complicated This is a story of coming of age, of friendships, of loss, and betrayal It also is a story of family, disappoin Katrin Schumann, Author of The Forgotten Hours has written an emotional, intense, suspenseful, and captivating novel The Genres for this Novel are Fiction and Women s Fiction The timeline for this story starts in 2007 and the present and goes back to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story The author describes her characters are complex and complicated This is a story of coming of age, of friendships, of loss, and betrayal It also is a story of family, disappointment, memories , forgetting, love and hope.Katie Gregory, now twenty four years old, with a successful job, a considerate boyfriend who is an Artist, often thinks back in time to an earlier time when she would be with her best friend Lulu at Eagle Lake having fun Life seemed to be less complicated, and there were boys, fun, and parties Unfortunately, Katie now waits for her father to be released from prison, where he has been for six years, accused by her best friend of an unspeakable crime Katie has to go back to the lake and fix up the cabin for her Dad to live in She dreads the trip, because of many memories, and some things she has forgotten.Katie needs to make sense of everything that has happened When she has asked for information from her parents, she has been put off What exactly happened Katie must go back to the past if there is any hope for the future The omissions of information and Katie s ignorance encourage her to look again at the pieces of the puzzle What information will Katie find I would recommend this novel to readers who enjoy a suspenseful and emotional novel

  10. says:

    The Forgotten HoursIn the Forgotten Hours we follow a journey of two best friends Summertime days on the lake and freedom to hangout without the parental oversight Katie who comes from the traditional family, mom and dad and a brother and a home, is paired with Lulu who is living with a single mom who is less then caring and nurturing The summer that throws their worlds into a tailspin there is Jack, whom both girls are drawn to Lulu being pretty and outgoing tries to gain his attention Kat The Forgotten HoursIn the Forgotten Hours we follow a journey of two best friends Summertime days on the lake and freedom to hangout without the parental oversight Katie who comes from the traditional family, mom and dad and a brother and a home, is paired with Lulu who is living with a single mom who is less then caring and nurturing The summer that throws their worlds into a tailspin there is Jack, whom both girls are drawn to Lulu being pretty and outgoing tries to gain his attention Katie who views herself as less then Lulu finds out he is interested in her The small rendezvous they have on the last night has set everything in motion Charlie Katie s mom and John her dad return home only to have the police knocking on their door Secrets kept from the children end up shaping them later in life Katie s loyalty to her father is unshakable till her world comes tumbling down Follow Katie as she rediscovers herself and her family and understand what happened that last night, they were all together Written by Katrin Schumann I found it a well written and compelling novel of friendship, family, loss and hope This is one of those books that you will have a hard time forgetting It is different and manages to keep you engaged

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