A Novel by Margarita Montimore
“Simply riveting from start to finish... a captivating, literary piece that winds a path somewhere between mystery, romance, and psychological thriller.” — D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Astrid can't remember the best day of her life: yesterday.
A traumatic car accident erases Astrid’s memories of September 9th, the day she spent with an oddly charming stranger named Theo. Ever since, she’s been haunted by surreal dreams and an urgent sense that she’s forgotten something important.
One night, she gets a mysterious call from Oliver, who knows more about her than he should and claims he can help her remember. She accepts his help, even as she questions his motives and fights a strange attraction to him.
In order to find Theo and piece together that lost day in September, Astrid must navigate a maze of eccentric Boston nightlife, from the seedy corners of Chinatown to a drug-fueled Alice-in-Wonderland-themed party to a club where everyone dresses like the dead.
In between headaches and nightmares, she struggles to differentiate between memory, fantasy, and reality, and starts to wonder if Theo really exists. Eventually, she’ll need to choose between continuing her search for him or following her growing feelings for Oliver.
Astrid might go to extreme lengths to find what she’s lost . . . or might lose even more in her pursuit to remember (like her sanity).
"A compelling and original take on the classic amnesia tale... The dialogue is expertly crafted. The narrative bursts with detailed, vivid characters. — The BookLife Prize
"A mesmerizing, unusual novel that's part dream sequence, part love story, and part mystery. I read it in one gulp, and Astrid stayed with me well after I turned the final page." — Emily Colin, New York Times bestselling author of The Memory Thief
"An absolutely riveting psychological thriller... filled with well-crafted characters and highly entertaining dialogue that gripped my undivided attention from the moment I began reading until the very end" — Book Magic
"There is so much to love about this book. The writing is wonderful... The joy of this book is following all of its twists and turns and going on Astrid's journey with her as she tries to determine what is real and what isn't." — GSMC Book Review
"A truly extraordinary story." — Review Tales
“Every part of this book was confidently crafted to create this dreamy, charismatic experience of being utterly submerged in a mystery and desperately seeking truth.” —Michelle Hazen, author of A Cruel Kind of Beautiful
"This book ticked all my boxes: unusual narrative structure, setting as a character, witty banter, and whip-smart writing... I loved it, and I'll be thinking about it for a long time."
— Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone
"I devoured this novel in one sitting. Staying up all night to read because I simply could not put it down. I had to know what was going to happen next!" — Truly Trendy
About the Author
Margarita Montimore received a BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She worked for over a decade in publishing and social media before deciding to focus on the writing dream full-time. She's blogged for Marvel, Google, Quirk Books, and XOJane.com. When not writing, she freelances as a book coach and editor. She grew up in Brooklyn but currently lives in a different part of the Northeast with her husband and dog.