Forgetting the Lost (Daughters)
by J. Martain
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Pub Date 21 Nov 2023 | Archive Date 24 Dec 2023
Most children are afraid of the dark. She knows better.
Six-year-old Madeline Galloway knows she's unlikeable. Unlovable. Uncanny. But when she encounters a strange man she believes to be a fallen angel, her abilities might save her life.
Or ruin it.
Set in coastal North Carolina in the 1940s, this powerful novella can be read as a prequel to Daughters of Men or as a standalone book. Part Southern gothic, part supernatural suspense, this literary work contains "off-page" child abuse, and the bittersweet ending will haunt you long after finishing.
Average rating from 9 members
Forgetting The Lost (Daughters) by J. Martain is a novella that will keep readers thinking about it long after the final page.
The best way I can think of to describe Forgetting The Lost (Daughters) is mixture of realism with bouts of the uncanny.
It would be easy to pick Lucy as a favorite character or six-year-old Madeline Galloway. But my favorite character is her brother Timothy. He is and isn't a huge part if the plot. It is easy to feel sorry for Madeline, but I also felt sorry for the life that Timmy was forced (by parental expectation) to lead. Those expectations placed on a child at a young age can alter the course of their lives - readers see this play out in the book.
This may be novella length, but there is a ton of story packed into these pages.
This book can be read as a standalone, or as a prequel to the soon-to-be-published Daughters of Men.
I rate Forgetting The Lost (Daughters) as 4 out of 5 Stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book.
I actually really enjoyed the way J. Martain, wrote the book, reminded me a lot of an author that I enjoyed in the past Eli Wilde, this book is quite similar, fans of Eli Wilde will find a gem here, but not as dense in disturbing details, let me explain, Eli wilde books are very dark, with good writing, in here you have dark theme but since is not full on the details many things will pass around in the story without being shoved in our faces, and with good writing so its really a big plus.
I got very interested in reading the following book on the series, daughters of men, if you liked the book cruel from Eli Wilde I believe you will like this one very much.
Thank you Netgalley and BooksGoSocial for the free ARC and this is my honest opinion.
This had a great overall concept and enjoyed reading this, it had a great concept and thought it worked as a novella. It had a great supernatural feel to it and I enjoyed how well the characters were. J. Martain wrote this perfectly and can’t wait for more.