ARC Review: Forget Me Not by Claire Allan

Good Evening All,

Hope everyone is well and that those in the UK are enjoying this gorgeous spring weather we’ve had the last couple of days. For the first time this year, I sat in the garden for a short time and read this weekend and it was absolutely marvellous. I can’t wait for plenty of outdoors summer reading this year. This weekend, I had the absolute pleasure of reading Forget Me Not by Claire Allan. Thank you so much to Claire Allan and Avon Books for this ARC in return for an honest review.

Elizabeth O’Loughlin lives alone in her farm house with her dog. One early morning when out on a walk, she unfortunately finds Clare, fighting for her life following a brutal attack. Clare doesn’t hold on for long, but manages to whisper her frightening last words to Elizabeth before she slips away. Elizabeth is burdened with this message and knows that she must take action in order to stop anyone else being hurt or worse.

I have become ever so slightly obsessed with Claire Allan after reading Her Name was Rose and Apple of My Eye so I was so excited to get the opportunity to read her new work. I was not disappointed! This woman knows how to build some serious tension and to get you gripped on a story right from the beginning. I could have easily read this book in one sitting, if it wasn’t for life getting in the way. Instead i hurtled through it as fast as I could, absolutely dying to get to the end, gobbling every single word up.

There’s no beating about the bush with this book and the drama kicks off right from the prologue. The story is told from the perspectives of two of the characters and I really enjoyed that although there were plenty of other main characters, we got to hear the story from only two of them. Both different characters that wouldn’t have thought they would become linked, but end up living through the same nightmare.

I’d like to say that I was totally on the ball and saw the ending coming, but I would be lying. I had my suspicions about a possible ending, and there was a while where I was certain I’d nailed it. But that clever little twist came in and knocked me for six, making myself question how on earth I didn’t see it coming all along.

My only criticism for this book is that I want more. I want to know more about some of the characters aside from Rachel and Elizabeth, but I think that is me being the Claire Allan geek I seem to be turning into. I could easily see this story as a televised drama, I think it would translate really well.

Another awesome thriller from this author that has you hooked, emotional, on edge and absolutely addicted. I cannot wait for more.


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