#BookReview: The Undoing of Arlo Knott

by Heather Child

Book Blurb:

What if your life had an ‘undo’ button?

Arlo Knott develops the mysterious ability to reverse his last action. It makes him able to experience anything, to charm any woman and impress any friend. His is a life free of mistakes, a life without regret.

But second chances aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. As wonderful as his new life is, a mistake in Arlo’s traumatic childhood still haunts him and the temptation to undo, undo and keep undoing could be too much to resist.

Mainstream crossover fiction for fans of Matt Haig, Gail Honeyman and Rowan Coleman, from the author of Everything About You.

A Note From the Publisher

*TO REFLECT THE TIME-REVERSING ASPECTS OF THE NOVEL, PLEASE NOTE THIS BOOK HAS A NON-TRADITIONAL CHAPTERING FORMAT, STARTING WITH ‘PART 6’ ON PAGE 1.*

My Review:

Thanks to NetGalley and Orbit for this ARC book.

The cover and story premise pulled me right in with this book, and the story within didn’t disappoint. I really felt for the main character and lived his mistakes and regrets along with him.

A childhood tragedy leaves Arlo scarred and desperate to make things right in his life. He develops an aversion to mistakes and, once he discovers he can go backward, he falls into a habit of rewinding and putting things right. What he doesn’t realise is that the laws of quantum physics continue to operate, and all actions have consequences.

I loved this book and read it quite quickly to say how busy I am, lol. This read has given me a new author to watch out for. I can’t recommend The Undoing of Arlo Knott enough, and it gets a solid 5 stars from me.

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NOTE ON RATINGS:  I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.

5 STARS: IT WAS AMAZING! I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN!  — Highly Recommended.

4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER — Go read this book.

3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! — An okay read.  Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it. 

2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS —Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.

1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA —Lots of issues with this book.

AMAZON UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Undoing-Arlo-Knott-Heather-Child-ebook/dp/B07PTBV9LB/

AMAZON US: https://www.amazon.com/Undoing-Arlo-Knott-Heather-Child-ebook/dp/B07PTBV9LB/

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6 comments on “#BookReview: The Undoing of Arlo Knott
  1. Staci Troilo says:

    Interesting. Neither the cover nor the blurb really sucked me in, but your review totally sold the book for me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  2. D.L. Finn says:

    Great review. Sounds like a unique read:)

  3. Mae Clair says:

    Oof, this sounds highly intriguing. I’m headed to Amazon to check it out in more detail!

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