[Concept]: Another Picture to Burn (RS)
Length: Novel or Novella
Tropes: Amnesia, Woman in Peril,
☛ 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝗶𝗺 𝗣𝗹𝗼𝘁 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲:
Another Picture to Burn by Jennifer Felton
☆ Mary Sinclair ☆
Mary Sinclair had everything, until the night of the accident that changed her life forever. After a night out celebrating with her parents, their car was hit by a drunk driver on the way back home. The accident left Mary in the hospital and her mother dead.
After Mary gets home from the hospital, her boyfriend Josh suggests she do something that will keep her mother’s spirit alive – something she’ll always have to remember. Taking his advice, Mary decides to make a scrapbook of her favorite memories with her mom and some of her favorite family pictures.
But as Mary starts to go through the photos, she realizes there is something strange about them. They don’t match up with the memories she has from when they were taken. At first, there are little differences, things she can brush off.
When she tells Josh about it, he says it’s strange but brushes it off. He tells her she does have a head injury, so it’s possible the concussion is messing with her memories. She isn’t sure, but she agrees that it must have some simple explanation.
Until she starts to uncover pictures she should be in, but isn’t. As well as pictures of her she has no recollection of taking, or even what they’re from. Some of them, she doesn’t even recognize the other people with her.
Her father and friends try to tell her she must be remembering incorrectly, or maybe there were other pictures from the events where she wasn’t in them. But as the days go by, and she disappears from more and more photos, she discovers it’s not just the pictures she’s no longer included in, but the memories others have from the events no longer include her.
Then people in her life don’t know who she is. At first, it’s acquaintances but things are getting progressively worse day by day.
One day, Josh doesn’t even remember her. But at least he’s willing to listen to her. Even though she has no proof of what she’s saying since she’s been erased from all photographs.
How is she disappearing from the photos and memories?
Could she be remembering things wrong? That doesn’t explain her friends, her boyfriend, not remembering her.
Or is she really disappearing and fading from her own life?
As the pair start to uncover the answers, they have more questions than they know what to do with.
Especially when they find out there is no Mary Sinclair.
Can Mary uncover the truth of who she is and what is happening to her before it’s too late?