Forget Me Not by Claire Allan – Blog Tour Review.

About The Book

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?

My Review

With thanks to the publisher for the copy received. Forget Me Not is the first book I have read by Claire Allan.

When I was younger I could never wait to find out what happened in a book and to my shame I nearly always read the last few pages. It is a long time since I have done that but reading this book had me tempted. I really needed to know if my suspicions regarding ‘why and who’ were correct. I did manage to resist the temptation and can say I was right on one, wrong on the other but I will not reveal which.

It was a captivating read. It was dual narrative, Rachel, a lot of information and back story were revealed straight away and Elizabeth. She was more of an enigma and much of her family life story was withheld. All you really knew was her ability to cope with the death scene came from what she had seen when she was a nurse during the troubles. I felt that this was something the author had experienced, either herself or as a relative. There was no graphic information, or particular events, it was more about how it had to be dealt with.

I loved the family dynamic across the novel. Not only Rachel’s family, and how each of them handled the situation, but also Claire’s parents and brother. The way their lives were torn apart was one of the more convincing accounts I have read.

A fantastic introduction to yet another author I have to catch up on.

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