The Life Lucy Knew by Karma Brown

The Life Lucy Knew

One woman is about to discover everything she believes-knows-to be true about her life...isn't.After hitting her head, Lucy Sparks awakens in the hospital to a shocking revelation: the man she's known and loved for years-the man she recently married-is not actually her husband. In fact, they haven't even spoken since their breakup four years earlier. The happily-ever-after she remembers in vivid detail-right down to the dress she wore to their we...

Details The Life Lucy Knew

TitleThe Life Lucy Knew
Release DateJun 12th, 2018
PublisherPark Row
GenreFiction, Womens Fiction, Adult

Reviews The Life Lucy Knew

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    3.5 STARSNo matter how many I come across, I'm always a sucker for a novel that features an amnesia component. There's something about the protagonist's journey across the unknown that grabs me, and Karma Brown has found a unique flair to make her story, The Life Lucy Knew, stand out in the crowd of others like it. While I did hope to grasp a little more of Lucy and Matt's relationship by the end and desired a little more from the epilogue, I d...
  • Carlene Inspired
    You know I couldn't resist reading this one early.Read this and other reviews at Carlene InspiredLucy Sparks is happily married, has a fantastic job, and has the best memories of her life...only her memories aren't her own. A nasty fall leaves her confused, having forgotten her relationship with her boyfriend and co-worker Matt, her family's big life events, and who she really is. What her doctor calls honest lying is really her brain filling in ...
  • Amy Reichert
    I've read a very early copy of this, and it was fantastic!
  • Sherri Thacker
    I have loved all of Karma Brown’s books. All I’ve given 5 stars. But this one I felt fell short. I had a hard time connecting with the characters. It just seemed to drag to me. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley For giving me this book early. All opinions are my own.
  • Milena
    I received an ARC of The Life Lucy Knew from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book I've read by this author, even though she was on my radar for awhile. In this book Karma Brown takes a very common trope, amnesia, and puts an interesting spin on it. Following an accident, Lucy wakes up in the hospital with false memories. She thinks she is happily married to Daniel, who, in reality, is her ex-fiance ...
  • Kerry
    I read an advanced copy of this book and absolutely loved the story, as I do with all of Karma's books. It's an emotional love story with suspense and mystery. A definite page-turner. I couldn't put it down.
  • Sue
    Karma Brown is one of those few authors that I will buy her books without knowing anything about them because I know that they will be fantastic. With The Life Lucy Knew, her 4th novel, she proves that she is definitely a fantastic author. Lucy Sparks wakes up in the hospital with her parents and Matt, her best friend from work by her side. Where she wonders is her husband Daniel? It turns out that the fall caused Lucy to forget parts of her past...
  • Sheyla ✎
    "I think normal is what life looked like five minutes before I slipped on the ice." How horrible it had to be to wake up with false memories! This is exactly what happened to Lucy Sparks. Lucy had everything going for her. She had a great relationship with her boyfriend Matt Newman. She had a great job and she was happy with her life. Then she falls on the ice and suffers a severe trauma to her head and in one second she losses it all. When Lucy ...
  • Suzanne
    Kleenex is to Karma Brown's novels what marshmallows are to s'mores - absolutely essential.Karma Brown's writing style continues to grow (if that was possible) with each novel she publishes. She draws you into the character's lives from page one. Makes it darn near impossible to put her novels down, and absolutely - without doubt, will tug at your heartstrings. Lucy's life is a mess, after a freaky accident leaves her with mixed memories. The sto...
  • Sarah Doherty
    Memories are important; they shape us and our beliefs, they provide a basis for decisions we make, they can make us laugh and cry, and they help us form relationships of all sorts.What would you do if you could no longer depend on your memories?Lucy Sparks has to come to terms with this question after falling and hitting her head while out running an errand on a winter day. She wakes up and soon realizes that not only has she forgotten much of th...
  • Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
    I liked but didn't love this one. Still a solid read though.
  • Melinda
    Lucy Sparks wakes up in a hospital bed to find out that she has been in a coma for the past month. By her bedside is her parents and coworker Matt. Frightened and confused she asks where Daniel, her husband is. She's told there is no husband. Her and Daniel never married. They actually broke up four years ago and her and Matt has been in a relationship for the past two years! A doctor then explains to her that was she is experiencing is a conditi...
  • Jamie Brenner
    I fell in love with Lucy Sparks! Karma Brown has a way of creating characters that are so real on the page you just 'go there' with them emotionally. This book has a unique premise that will grab you from page one and never lets go. Wonderful read.
  • Paula
    I was a Goodreads First Reads winner of The Life Lucy Knew. Thank you. I had not previously read any of Karma Brown's novels. I liked it. What happened to Lucy, can really happen. It's very interesting how the mind works. Events in our lives that we want to remember and those we want to forget. Our memories of what is true and what is not. It made me think about "what if" that happened to me or someone I loved. How quickly life can change.
  • Jessica Strawser
    If you remembered everything but the last year of your life, would you still know yourself? What if you lost two years, or three? How long until you’d start to question the choices you’d made, the turns you’d taken, and whether change is always good? THE LIFE LUCY KNEW is the kind of story that engrosses you in a character’s life while making you contemplate your own. A fascinating look at what we most want to remember, and what we’d ju...
  • Hannah Mary McKinnon
    In The Life Lucy Knew, Karma Brown weaves a heartwarming tale of love, family and friendship - peppered with drama, confusion and "what ifs". A thoroughly enjoyable read that kept me guessing what choices Lucy would make, and how, or if, she'd ever find her way back to happiness.
  • Lisa Steinke
    Loved this gem by Karma Brown. It is everything I love in a novel—engrossing with characters I care about and a plot I can’t get enough of. This is a wonderfully written, heart string tugging novel that I would read again right now! Five stars!!!!
  • Sherri Lewis
    *** I received an advanced e-copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for my honest reviewLucy wakes up in a hospital bed with no idea how she got there. It turns out she slipped on some ice and hit her head on the sidewalk. The good news is that she is ok physically. The bad news is that she can't remember the last 4 years of her life, and some of the memories she does have are false, a condition her therapist calls honest lying. Lucy does ...
  • Stacy McCain
    THE LIFE LUCY KNEW is another solid novel by Karma Brown. While nothing will ever top Come Away with Me for me, this book has the same great writing and character development as her other novels and a unique plotline. I cannot imagine living your life and not knowing what memories are true and which are false. Brown does an excellent job of capturing that uncertainty and how Lucy's situation impacts those around her - who are torn between protect...
  • Janet
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- One woman is about to discover everything she believes—knows—to be true about her life…isn’t.After hitting her head, Lucy Sparks awakens in the hospital to a shocking revelation: the man she’s known and loved for years—the man she recently married—is not actually her husband. In fact, they haven’t even spo...
  • Girl Well Read
    A special thank you to NetGalley, Edelweiss and Park Row Books for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Lucy Sparks hits her head after suffering a winter weather related fall. When she wakes up in the hospital with her parents and co-worker, Matt, by her side, she wonders where her husband, Daniel, is. She believes that Daniel is her husband, but he's actually her ex-boyfriend that she hasn't spoken to in four years. She is suffering from wha...
  • Savanah Rae
    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion.I'm a huge fan of Karma Brown's books, this book is very good. One woman is about to discover everything she believes, knows to be true about her life.. isn't what she thinks it is.Lucy Spark's life has changed since she fell on her ice and smashed her head. The man that she's known and loved for many of years, isn't the guy she married. She's convinced she's in fact mar...
  • Guylou
    I want to thank Netgalley and Harlequin for the ARC of The Life Lucy Knew by Karma Brown. This book will be available at your favourite bookstore on June 12, 2018.Lucy wakes up in a hospital bed after spending several weeks in a coma caused by a bad fall. She is surrounded by her parents, and Matt, her boyfriend. She recognizes her family, but her memories of the past four years do not match reality. Her relationship with Matt is threatened by fa...
  • Elaine Young
    The Life Lucy Knew was a wonderful book that pulled me in right away. Lucy sparks wakes up from a coma, the result of a serious head injury, not remembering much of her life the last four years.She also believes that her ex is her husband and the man by her bedside is just a work friend. What follows is an absorbing, interesting, and highly entertaining tale. Lucy's diagnosis of a false memory disorder is a very real condition, one of which I wa...
  • Lisa Wiegand
    I really enjoyed this book. Even the ending wasn't bad. Was happy to see that the main character (Lucy) - opted to fall in love with her fiance again - even though she didn't remember being in love with and engaged to him previously - rather than take the easy route out and restart her life completely anew, with a new relationship. I was somewhat disappointed in that she quit her job - rather than confront the woman who pushed her out of it and m...
  • Heather
    I was lucky enough to win this title on a Goodreads giveaway. Lucy Sparks falls on the ice and hits her head hard. So hard, that she’s in a coma for a month. When she wakes up some of her memories are false. She believes she’s married to an ex-boyfriend and only recognizes her current boyfriend as a co-worker, not someone she’s in a relationship with. Through a lot of missteps, trials and angst, Lucy tries very hard to remember what’s tru...
  • Marika
    On an icy winter day, Lucy Sparks slipped, fell, and hit her head. When she awakens, she still has her memory, but it's the wrong memory. It's still her memory, the same people etc, but as in an alternative universe, the facts are wrong. She 'knows' that she married her fiance Daniel but people are telling her that she is wrong... instead they insist that she's with Matt. Would they lie to her and why, and more importantly can she trust herself?T...
  • Paula Pugh
    Very, very very good book! It catches you right away and pulls you further and further into the story of a young woman suffering from a head injury and whose memories have been rewritten by her brain. I cannot fathom the idea of not knowing what my real reality is when there are so many secrets being held by others out of concern for my well being. Reading how the main character, Lucy, navigates her new reality and tries to come to terms with her...
  • Shelby
    The Life Lucy Knew was an interesting and entertaining read. I enjoyed the unique storyline, I had no idea that false memories were a thing and that what happened to Lucy was something that could actually happen. So mind boggling! I know that I have no idea how I would act if I were in Lucy's position, but for most if the book she really annoyed me. That's the main reason for a 4 star rating rather than 5 stars. I really enjoyed the book overall!...