For fans of such novels as Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson, The Twilight Wife is the perfect fit. A.J. Banner has really done it again with this novel, and I can’t seem to get over it. I read this over the course of a couple of days, and honestly felt like every time I put it down I was just itching to get back to it. Kyra Winthrop is a 30 something wife and marine biologist. When she loses her memory, the only person she has to rely on to give her the information that she so yearns for is her husband Jacob. She tries hard not to get on his nerves by asking question after question, but it seems like he’s always willing to provide the answers that she is looking for.
When visions start coming to Kyra, she can’t be sure that they are real memories, or if they are just thoughts that keep creeping into her mind. She sees things like a bad marriage in her memories, and wonders why she would carry a condom in her wallet, if her and her husband were on the verge of having a child. All of these things start to pile up and Kyra wants the answers, but it seems like Jacob is not going to supply them.
It seems that Jacob has done everything he can to lure Kyra into this existence that wasn’t really theirs and brings her into seclusion so she cannot find out the real things that happened to her in her past. Between flashbacks of memories, and current situations we get a glimpse of who Jacob really is, and who Kyra was as well. As this book starts off, it’s nice and slow, lulling you into this world of quiet deception. You can feel something is wrong, but can’t put your finger on it, it’s like a yucky feeling at the pit of your stomach that you can’t shake. Then the truth begins to unravel and you are sent on a spiraling roller coaster into disbelief. I quite enjoyed this book, and definitely cannot wait to see what else is coming from Banner. Give yourself some time to get over this book if you can, because it will stick with you for days. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars, and received it from Netgalley.