A seamless three-part mystery embroidered with romance and drama by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher
I’m a recent addition to the “Ra, Ra, CoHo” fan club, and I had never read Tarryn Fisher, but these two skilled authors have woven an amazing story in Never, Never. The book, which was released in three parts, starts off by engaging the reader in the story and holds on until the very end.
I am warning here that I am trying NOT to spoil anything, but it’s a bit harder in this story to be vague.
The plot: Charlie (a girl) starts out in school, unaware of what is happening, who she is, or why she can remember nothing. She soon realizes that a boy, Silas, who is her longtime boyfriend, is experiencing the same, strange amnesia.
The story, which is broken into chapter POV, with each lead telling the story from their perspective, is gripping in all the right ways. These two have no idea who they are, but they muddle through, figuring out bits and pieces by using the resources they have – like using a key fob to find Silas’ car in the parking lot, and receipts they find to go to places they know they have recently been.
Then shit gets crazy.
Charlie disappears, and Silas is left to figure out what’s happening on his own… or at least partially. He discovers some family secrets, some mistakes, the pain he and Charlie have inflicted on one another, and most of all, he finds that through it all, the person he “was” loved Charlie with everything he is.
By the last part, which came out last week, readers everywhere have been clamoring to figure out what caused their memories to disappear in such a weird way, and only to them. Is it medical, voodoo, drug-induced or some mystical unhinging of the universe?
I’m not telling.
I recently read that Hoover and Fisher each took a character and wrote their chapters, plus letters from that character. I LOVED this because it really showed in the writing. Each main character had a definitive voice, and it carried through each of the three parts of this story.
I will say that though I have seen some reviews to the contrary, I personally found the ending satisfying and unique, with the exception of the last chapter, which I considered unnecessary. That being said, those who read the last chapter first to find out what happens will be SADLY disappointed in this book since it tells you NOTHING of the why… you’ll just have to read it! 😉