Saturday 6 July 2019

BLOG TOUR ~ Forget Me Not by Claire Allan

Hi Everyone,

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for Forget Me Not by Claire Allan where I've a review of her latest novel. I was thrilled to be asked by Sabah Khan from Avon Books to take part along with some other fab book bloggers. You can find out who else is taking part in this fabulous Blog Tour at the end of the review so without further ado, here it is:

I disappeared on a Wednesday afternoon. I was there one minute and the next I was gone.

Set in Derry during the hottest summer on record, it's 6am and Elizabeth O'Loughlin takes her dog Izzy, out for a walk when she comes across Clare who is a civil servant has been the victim of a horrific knife attack, desperately clinging to life on the side of the road.

Unfortunately, Clare dies minutes later but not before mumbling her haunting last words to Elizabeth but it soon becomes clear that Clare's killer has more then one murder on their mind and that the other women, Elizabeth included are in grave danger but she has to take drastic action or face loosing everything. What if she can't stop a killer determined can never to be forgotten?

Well, where do I start?? I didn't like this, I absolutely LOVED this book. It was fantastic, I was gripped from the first few pages, that prologue had me hook, line and sinker and I couldn't read the book fast enough to find out how it all panned out. Told over a two week time span it is told from two main characters perspectives, Elizabeth and Clare's friend Rachel where each chapter alternated between them and with a couple of extra characters thrown into the mix. At times, you could feel the fear and tension been palpable on every turning page. It has many themes running through the book including loss, grief, paranoia to the biggest one touching on bullying and it's repercussions. I thought I'd had worked out how it was going to end but was wrong on numerous occasions and that's the clever and skilful thing about Claire and her plots in books, you think you have it all worked out and something else is thrown into the mix to completely throw you off the scent. 

Claire Allan is well known for writing women's fiction for a long time but with no disrespect to her novels, she has definitely found her calling as a Crime/Thriller writer. She just keeps getting better and better with each novel she turns out with this one been her best in my opinion. I can't wait to read her next thriller (no pressure, Claire). A definite summer read to pack for your holidays, especially if you're going to the beach.

Forget Me Not is Claire's third thriller novel which is available in all good bookshops, libraries, on audio and on Kindle where it is currently £2.99 so grab it while you can as you definitely won't be disappointed. 


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