One Book, One Community-Athabasca 2024 Book Selection

About the Book

Some things are better left forgotten . . .

When a woman wakes up with amnesia beside a mountain highway, confused and alone, she fights to regain her identity, only to learn that her parents have disappeared—not long after her mother bought a winning $47 million lottery ticket.

As her memories painfully resurface and the police uncover details of her parents' mysterious disappearance, Cleo Li finds herself under increasing suspicion. Even with the unwavering support of her brother, she can't quite reconcile her fears with reality or keep the harrowing nightmares at bay. As Cleo delves deeper for the truth, she cannot escape the nagging sense that maybe the person she should be afraid herself.

With jolting revelations and taut ambiguity, In the Dark We Forget vividly examines the complexities of family—and the lies we tell ourselves in order to survive.

About the Author

Sandra S.G. Wong, an Edmonton-based author with a B.A. in English Literature, writes the Lola Starke series independently. Her debut novel, "DIE ON YOUR FEET," received critical acclaim. Wong is an active member of writing organizations, serving as President of Sisters in Crime. She is also a sought-after speaker at literary events and initiated the Capital City Press program for the Edmonton Public Library. Her versatility extends to different genres, as seen in her standalone psychological thriller, "IN THE DARK WE FORGET," which achieved national bestseller status and earned recognition as an Anthony Awards finalist.