Hello lovelies! I hope you’ve all had a great weekend and if you’re in the UK, I hope you have some nice plans for the bank holiday!
Today, I’m reviewing Forget Me Not by Claire Allan, which was very kindly sent to me by Avon Books 🙂
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?
This is the third of Allan’s thrillers that I’ve read and once again, I found it to be an enjoyable experience. I would say that I found this one to be slightly more predictable than the first two but maybe I’m just getting better at spotting the clues! I just found the hints to be less subtle in this one and thought it was obvious from early on what the twist was going to be.
That said, this was still a great read. In my opinion, even Allan’s weakest book is stronger than many other thrillers I’ve read!
The book, like its predecessors, kicks off at a break-neck pace and never lets up. Allan keeps the reader hooked from start to finish, with a good amount of tension. As usual, she peppers her story with red herrings (which as I’ve already mentioned didn’t really convince me on this occasion but I still appreciated the effort).
In reading Claire Allan’s books, I have found that she does a brilliant job of capturing human emotion. Her characters always have believable motives for behaving as they do, and I never have any trouble feeling for them. I will say that I found the protagonists of this book to be less likeable and slightly less developed than those of the previous books I’ve read, but it was a minor issue and it actually worked in terms of the story Allan was trying to tell.
So I’m not sure I would recommend this as a starting point if you’re new to Allan’s work but for those of you who have already read and enjoyed her previous books, it’s a worthwhile way to spend a few hours!
What are you all reading these days? I’d love to know! Leave me a comment and let’s chat! x