Let’s get the disclaimers out of the way nice and early…I’m a huge fan of Claire (pretty sure that’s the first thing I said when Sabah Khan emailed me about this blog tour!) so it’s a real honour to be reviewing Forget Me Not.
A former journalist and columnist, Claire Allan has been writing fiction since 2006.
An Irish Times bestseller, she has tackled issues from post-natal depression, infertility, and dementia through to writing a based-on-a-true-story book about a couple reunited after 50 years apart. She has now decided to unleash her dark side!
Married with two children, two cats and a mad puppy she is happiest lost in a good book. She has kissed Michael Buble – you’ll have to ask her about that yourself!
Thanks to Avon Books, Sabah & Claire for this opportunity to share my thoughts in this review.
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?
Story-wise, you won’t be getting much from me in this review. Why? Well, because I want you to read this book. I don’t want to run the risk of telling you too much because this is a book you need to go into blind to get the full effect. Come back to me then!
I will tell you this much – it’s everything I want in a psychological thriller. The pace is fast, it’s really well written, gutsy – in other words, unputdownable.
Claire has a real knack for keeping you thinking and guessing until she is ready for you to know what’s really going on. That’s a real talent and one that I appreciate in an author.
Forget Me Not held me in it’s grip until the very end. That’s more unusual than you’d think in the land of psychological thrillers. Past a point, for me, they’re not always as engaging as they should be. This is very, very different.
I will say one thing, it took me a couple of days to calm down on my dog walks after reading this. I had to turn around and look behind me more than once on each trip!
Oh, lastly – I loved Elizabeth so much!
This blog tour continues until July and I’d urge you to show your support for this book during that period!
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