The Song Remains the Same by Allison Winn Scotch

70%

26 Critic Reviews

Scotch...crafts a plausible story, complete with a capable and prickly protagonist, that doesn't resort to any movie-of-the-week amnesia clichés.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

One of only two survivors of a plane crash, Nell Slattery wakes in the hospital with no memory of the horrific experience-or who she is, or was. Now she must piece together both body and mind, with the help of family and friends, who have their own agendas. She filters through photos, art, music, and stories, hoping something will jog her memory, and soon, in tiny bits and pieces, Nell starts remembering. . . .

It isn't long before she learns to question the stories presented by her mother, her sister and business partner, and her husband. In the end, she will discover that forgiving betrayals small and large will be the only true path to healing herself-and to finding happiness.


 

About Allison Winn Scotch

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ALLISON WINN SCOTCH is the bestselling author of Time of My Life. A former freelance magazine writer, she has written for Glamour, Parents, and Men's Health, and has a robust online presence with more than 13,000 Twitter followers. She lives in New York City.
 
Published April 12, 2012 by Berkley. 317 pages
Genres: Other, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Song Remains the Same
All: 26 | Positive: 21 | Negative: 5

Kirkus

Excellent
Mar 15 2012

Scotch...crafts a plausible story, complete with a capable and prickly protagonist, that doesn't resort to any movie-of-the-week amnesia clichés.

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Jenn's Bookshelves

Good
Reviewed by Jenn on Apr 05 2012

The Song Remains the Same is an incredibly thought-provoking, funny, emotional read.

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Devourer of Books

Good
Reviewed by Jen on Apr 11 2012

The Song Remains The Same is a new take on amnesia stories, and one written with the heart that I have come to expect from Allison Winn Scotch. Highly recommended.

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S. Krishna's Books

Good
Reviewed by Swapna Krishna on Apr 16 2012

The Song Remains the Same is a quick read, but it's also beautiful and contemplative.

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Romancing the Book

Below average
Reviewed by JoAnne on May 05 2012

It was a feel good story at the end – although not really a happily ever after and it could have continued on for a few more chapters.

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She Knows

Good
Reviewed by Lisa Steinke on Apr 15 2012

The Song Remains the Same is a novel that hooks you with its unique premise and holds your attention page after page.

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Peeking Between the Pages

Above average
Reviewed by Darlene on Apr 05 2012

I really enjoyed The Song Remains the Same. It made me think about how it would feel to wake up and not remember a thing especially about who I am or who I’ve been or, for that matter, who I want to be. It would be confusing and terrifying all at once.

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Book Hooked Blog

Below average
May 01 2012

I think if you're a fan of chick lit it's worth checking out, but I wouldn't go into it expecting anything deep or particularly intriguing. I've read better.

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Diary of an Eccentric

Below average
Reviewed by Anna on May 11 2012

I thought the plot started to drag a little toward the middle, with the truth about Nell’s past being parceled out too slowly for my tastes.

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A Musing Reviews

Above average
on Apr 11 2012

I enjoyed the story itself. I enjoyed Nell's objective view of her life and the people around her without the emotional baggage a past would frame...I enjoyed the book.

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Amused by Books

Good
Apr 03 2012

I admired Nell and all she had to go through in this novel and how she dealt with it all.

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5 Minutes for Books

Good
Reviewed by Dawn on Apr 11 2012

an entertaining fictional story with a strong female lead character

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The Literary Life of the Well-Read Wife

Good
Reviewed by Mandy B on Mar 27 2012

Scotch does an awesome job of conveying Nell’s yearning to not only remember her old life but to live life with renewed zest.

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Raging Bibliomania

Good
Reviewed by Zibilee on Apr 17 2012

This book would be perfect for those readers who love a good family drama that is chock full of dysfunction but still ensnares with a wonderful protagonist.

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Teresa's Reading Corner

Good
Reviewed by Teresa on May 03 2012

Allison Winn Scotch has done a fabulous job writing a story that immediately draws the reader in, grabs hold of them and won’t let them go until the very end.

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The Book Chick

Good
Reviewed by Jonita on Apr 23 2012

Well-written and captivating, with characters that remain with you long after you've finished reading it...

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Suko's Notebook

Good
Reviewed by Suko on Apr 17 2012

The premise of The Song Remains the Same was unique to me, and the book is humorous, well-written, and thought-provoking.

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DBC Reads

Good
Reviewed by Sami Skelton on Mar 28 2012

The Song Remains The Same did exceed my expectations.

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Reading with Martinis

Below average
Reviewed by Kelly on Apr 10 2012

As the novel progressed and more focus was placed on Nell and her relationship with her father, I felt a little removed from the story.

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Bless Their Hearts Mom

Good
Reviewed by Nicole on Apr 10 2012

The story is intense and poignant, but very endearing.

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Book End Babes

Good
Reviewed by Tiffani Hill-Patterson on Apr 04 2012

I could barely put the book down.

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She Reads

Good
Reviewed by Marybeth Whalen on Apr 30 2012

I enjoyed The Song Remains The Same by Allison Winn Scotch because of the story and the writing and the compelling beginning

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Book Trib

Good
Reviewed by Mary Ward on Apr 07 2012

Always a sign of a good book when you want to argue with the characters!

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Booking with Manic

Good
Reviewed by Stephanie Elliot on Apr 23 2012

Allison Winn Scotch’s The Song Remains the Same is similar to her other books as it is an absolute page-turner-cannot-put-it-down read.

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The Hive

Good
Reviewed by Kristi Herbrand on Apr 09 2012

Where it didn't leave me breathless at the end, it did make me think about some things along the way.

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Writer's Corner

Good
Reviewed by Jencey on Apr 10 2012

I as the reader was able to understand Nell’s character, and gained sympathy for her with the reactions of the family to her amnesia.

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