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The Bibliophiliac’s Corner “The Twilight Wife”

Article and photo by Amanda Merriman

Connection writer Amanda Merriman admits she is hopelessly addicted to books.  It has been this way nearly all her life.  Every month she shares what she has been reading with the hope that others will share in the obsession too.

“The Twilight Wife,” the second novel from best-selling author A.J. Banner has a premise that you can sink your teeth into.  This story is a psychological thriller that centers on Kyra Winthrop, a woman struggling with complex memory loss after a scuba diving accident.  Kyra cannot remember anything about the incident or the recent years of her life.  The story weaves between Kyra’s past and present, as she tries to put her memory back together (including her marriage) with the help of her doting husband Jacob.  As time passes, she discovers that things may not be all that they seem.  The remote island in the Pacific Northwest where Kyra is recuperating seems to be the perfect backdrop for her “twilight” state.  Banner does a great job bringing this island to life while building suspense and immersing readers in the world of someone dealing with memory loss and recovering from a traumatic brain injury.  I anxiously whipped through the pages to see what would happen as I reached the climax of the book.  There are definitely some good plot twists, as one would expect from the genre.  In the end though, the story seemed to wrap up a little too quickly for my taste.  In spite of this, Banner’s new book was a good read overall.  

A.J. Banner will no doubt have another hit with The Twilight Wife.

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