Books from the Backlog #228

Posted August 25, 2022 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 10 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #228If You Knew Her by Emily Elgar
Published by HarperCollins on January 23, 2018
Genres: Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Pages: 400
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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A woman in a coma.

The man who could save her life—if only he could speak.

When young, beautiful Cassie Jensen arrives unconscious to the intensive care ward at St. Catherine’s hospital after being struck in a hit-and-run while out walking her dog, chief nurse Alice Marlowe thinks she looks familiar. She starts digging deeper into Cassie’s relationships, only to discover something about her patient that she’d been keeping secret from everyone, including her devoted husband and family. Soon Alice finds herself obsessed with her patient’s past and future, even willing to put her own career on the line in her single-minded search for answers.

Frank, a patient on the same ward who has locked-in syndrome, can hear and see everything around him but cannot speak. Soon he comes to understand that Cassie’s life is still in danger. While the police continue to look for clues, only Frank holds the truth, but he’s unable to communicate it.

As the novel flashes between points of view, the reader will get closer and closer to the truth of who Cassie Jensen was, and why she was out on the road that fateful night...

Why did I add If You Knew Her to my bookshelf?

I won an ARC of this book from LibraryThing a few years ago. I didn’t get around to it for some reason but it still sounds really good to me. I have been very focused on cleaning up my NetGalley and Edelweiss past due books but now that I have a better handle on that, I plan to attack all of the physical books that publishers have sent to me over the years next. I hope to get to this one early next year (or possibly sooner).

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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10 responses to “Books from the Backlog #228

  1. Lover of Romance

    I always tend to forget that LibraryThing has an ARC program lol I guess Netgalley and Edelweiss take all my focus. I haven’t heard of this one here, but I hope you enjoy it.

  2. Oh good for you cleaning up your shelves, mine are a disaster. Great review I can see why you picked it up and it’s right up my alley too, but there are many of this genre waiting for me 😉

  3. This sounds really good. Yay for getting to a point when you can shift focus a little and bring in another backlist reading goal with the publisher stack. 🙂