My Name Is Eva by Suzanne Golding
Eva/Evelyn has a secret past that no one knows about. My Name is Eva explores her life at different time periods. She will do anything to keep her secret from getting out, including pretending she has dementia and can’t remember things or remember them correctly.
I really wanted to like this book as I love historical fiction, especially with flashbacks. However, this book just seems to flounder around. The story jumps from place to place with no consistency. The whole premise of the book is she killed a man to get revenge for her dead husband, but we never find how he died or if the man had anything to do with it. I was waiting for resolution and received none. Also, I would think someone would recognize that she doesn’t have Alzheimer’s or dementia as I’m sure people have tried to fake it before.
Some of the other plot lines seemed just thrown in for no real purpose. I did like learning about her time working in a displacement camp and felt more could have been done with that setting. Overall, the story felt very rushed and incomplete.
Thank you @netgalley and @readforeverpub for an e-arc of this book.