REVIEW: Remember to Forget

Remember to Forget
by Jwyan C. Johnson

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After a Hollywood crime occurs in a small town, pressure sets in nationwide for answers. And detectives rely on their only lead: a teenage girl who saw the whole thing. The only obstacle is Dedra herself. Retrograde Amnesia has locked her out of how own answers from her own memory. But with a medical remedy to unlock it all, detectives suffer the additional mystery of her parents refusing to give consent. And Dedra must play detective herself to find the real reason why.

With her hidden yearbook, and her tricky little sister, it’s an unfamiliar race down memory lane with lots of traffic, and shortcuts of insistence from sidekicks to pranksters to worse. But as justice becomes impatient, and family demands loyalty, Dedra faces a memorable dilemma: should she move past the past, explore it fully, or ‘remember to forget.’

Table of Contents
“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything” – Mark Twain

Chapter 1: If You Tell
Chapter 2: The Truth
Chapter 3: You Don’t Have To
Chapter 4: Remember Anything!

“She’s an eye-witness. But she doesn’t know it… at least not yet.”

2 stars

I picked up this on Instafreebie (now renamed to Prolific Works) months ago when I was in a mystery craze and only got to reading it now.

Remember to Forget is a short read and an interesting mystery about Dedra, the sister who was witness to a crime but suffers Retrograde Amnesia and a family who is hiding a secret.

It was the plot that interested me the most. I like the idea of the only witness being unable to recall the incident and I love that it is her family that is refusing to give consent to the only way the detectives are able to solve the mystery. The conflicts made it seem as if it is impossible for the mystery to be solved and it made me excited to read it.

One thing to note is that although the plot is interesting, the execution of it is confusing. I had difficulties understanding the events as none of it actually formed a story. It seems as if it was bits and pieces of ideas without proper connection to one another. There were no filler parts in the story to make it interesting, instead, most of the story was focused on the one location where the interrogation took place.

The story also has a lack of clarity. I couldn’t tell what the parents were hiding nor what the characters meant in their speech, especially in the most crucial parts of the story. I even had to reread some parts again and yet I still did not understand.


Interesting story line where the only witness suffers from amnesia but her family is hiding a secret and doesn’t want their child to get her memory back. However, the execution of the idea was lacking as it was confusing.


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