The Life Lucy Knew by Karma Brown

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Karma Brown is a Canadian international bestselling author. Her novel, The Life Lucy Knew, was published in June 2018. Learn more about the author and her book, as well as ratings and reviews on the latter.

Karma Brown is an award-winning journalist, and author of the bestselling novels Come Away With Me, The Choices We Make and In This Moment. In addition to her novels, her writing has appeared in publications such as Redbook, SELF, and Chatelaine.

Karma lives just outside Toronto with her husband, daughter, and their labradoodle, Fred.

The Life Lucy Knew is her most recent novel to date. Let’s take a closer look now at the book story.


One woman is about to discover everything she believes—knows—to be true about her life…isn’t.

After hitting her head, Lucy Sparks awakens in the hospital to a shocking revelation: the man she’s known and loved for years—the man she recently married—is not actually her husband. In fact, they haven’t even spoken since their breakup four years earlier. The happily-ever-after she remembers in vivid detail—right down to the dress she wore to their wedding—is only one example of what her doctors call a false memory: recollections Lucy’s mind made up to fill in the blanks from the coma.

Her psychologist explains the condition as honest lying, because while Lucy’s memories are false, they still feel incredibly real. Now she has no idea which memories she can trust—a devastating experience not only for Lucy, but also for her family, friends and especially her devoted boyfriend, Matt, whom Lucy remembers merely as a work colleague.

When the life Lucy believes she had slams against the reality she’s been living for the past four years, she must make a difficult choice about which life she wants to lead, and who she really is.

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  1. Karma Brown is one of my new favourite authors. Her writing style is always a real pleasure. In this book, you are being faced with the question what would happen if my truth is not the truth? The ending of the novel is particularly well developped. It’s like the icing on the cake. You will enjoy this book!

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