Hey everyone! I was recently sent a copy of Her Name Was Rose by the lovely people at Avon Books and it was such a fun read!
What the book was about…
Her name was Rose. You watched her die. And her death has created a vacancy.
When Emily lets a stranger step out in front of her, she never imagines that split second will change her life. But after Emily watches a car plough into the young mother – killing her instantly – she finds herself unable to move on.
And then she makes a decision she can never take back.
Because Rose had everything Emily had ever dreamed of. A beautiful, loving family, a great job and a stunning home. And now Rose’s husband misses his wife, and their son needs a mother. Why couldn’t Emily fill that space?
But as Emily is about to discover, no-one’s life is perfect … and not everything is as it seems.
What I thought of it…
Guys, this book was crazy! It was like a car crash that you are unable to look away from (perhaps that’s the wrong choice of words given how the book starts but I can’t think of a more accurate description). The twists and turns had me racing through the pages, desperate to know what was going on. And just when I thought I had it figured out, things would get flipped on their head again!
At first, I really didn’t like the main character but I weirdly found myself warming to her as the book progressed and the author revealed more details. I found myself not necessarily empathising with her or excusing her poor choices but I gradually found her less hateful!
Her Name Was Rose was a fascinating exploration of the human psyche and the author tackled some heavy topics in a sensitive manner. I don’t want to say too much for fear of spoilers but I really liked the author’s choice of themes and the way they impacted my feelings towards the characters and the story.
Overall, this book was a wild ride and a great debut thriller from Claire Allan!
Who else has read this one? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! x