Publication Date: February 24, 2015
Page Count: 50
Published by: Simon Pulse
Source: Library eNovella
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Six months after the fall of The Program, ex-handler Michael Realm is struggling with his guilt. After all, he was instrumental in erasing the memories of several patients—including one he claimed to love. With a lifetime of regret stretched before him, Realm vows to set things right.
Along with his friend, James Murphy, Realm will track down those he’s hurt in an attempt to give them back their lives—starting with Dallas Stone. He’s not looking for forgiveness or redemption; he’s not a hero. But Realm hopes that with each recovered past, he’ll be able to reclaim a small bit of his own.
I had no idea what to expect when I borrowed The Recovery from my local library. I just knew that I was missing The Program series, and the next book, The Epidemic, isn't due out until April 19. So I really needed something to tide me over until then, and this worked perfectly.
I never really hated Michael Realm, so I didn't need to be convinced he had a heart and a conscience. I enjoyed going with him on his journey to make peace with himself and those he hurt while in The Program. I also love that I got a glimpse of James and Sloane again! There's not much else to say about this novella. It's short and left me feeling a little sad, but overall it was a great read. Maybe Michael will get a book of his own someday.... that's just me hoping.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars