Title: Forget Me Not
Author: Claire Allan
Publisher: Avon Books
I disappeared on a Tuesday afternoon. I was there one minute and the next I was gone. They’ve never found my body…
It’s six in the morning during the hottest summer on record when Elizabeth O’Loughlin, out walking her dog, comes across Clare, a victim of a horrific knife attack, clinging onto life at the side of the road.
Clare dies minutes later, but not before whispering her haunting last words to Elizabeth.
When it becomes clear that Clare’s killer has more than one murder on his mind, Elizabeth has to take drastic action or face losing everything.
But what if she can’t stop a killer determined never to be forgotten?
Forget Me Not starts with a bang and doesn’t really let up throughout. It combines convincing characters, an intriguing plot and plenty of tension, and although it includes elements of a police procedural, it’s much more of a pyschological thriller and focuses on various people involved in different ways with the murder of a woman called Clare. Elizabeth finds her whilst out walking her dog, and holds her hand whilst she dies – finding herself unable to think about anything else but this awful experience, whilat Clare’s friends Rachel and Julie struggle to cope – especially when Rachel discovers something worrying about someone close to her.
There are plenty of secrets hidden away behind seemingly normal family lives, and I really liked the many layers and twists that this story has. Seemingly loose threads suddenly become connected as the novel goes on – I really enjoy stories like this.
The story sets a good pace which did a great job of keeping me interested, and it’s an easy book to race through, so I’d really recommend Forget Me Not. It’s an entertaining thriller, where no one is quite as they seem and plenty of people are less than likable! The ending will definitely surprise you, and it’s a really fun, addictive read – one to take away on holiday (if you want to spend all your time reading!)
Many thanks to Avon Books for providing a copy of this book on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.
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