Author: J. S. Monroe
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Format: Paperback 416 pages
Release Date: 1 October 2018 (e-book)
Publisher: Head Of Zeus
I would like to thank the publisher and the author for the opportunity to read this book via NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
How do you know who to trust…
…when you don’t even know who you are?
You are outside your front door.
There are strangers in your house.
Then you realise. You can’t remember your name.
She arrived at the train station after a difficult week at work. Her bag had been stolen, and with it, her identity. Her whole life was in there – passport, wallet, house key. When she tried to report the theft, she couldn’t remember her own name. All she knew was her own address.
Now she’s outside Tony and Laura’s front door. She says she lives in their home. They say they have never met her before.
One of them is lying.
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For most of this book I had absolutely no idea what was going on. In most books this would be a problem for me as I like to have at least some threads of possibilities which I can start to wind together to figure out what is happening. In this book however, this actually worked to the stories advantage. It’s the fact that you don’t know why this woman turns up at Tony and Laura’s door and the fact that you have no idea of her past or how she came to be there that makes you keep turning pages in a quest to find out.
I liked the fact that the story literally jumps right in, there’s no hanging around. This woman turns up and straight away you’re thrown into the unknown. The author writes in a very fast paced manner and it’s twists and turns galore as you are drawn further into the mysteries.
There are quite a few characters in this story and at times I found it hard to keep up with who was who and where they fit in the overall story. There seemed when reading to be two story lines running parallel with the mysterious woman and then Luke, who used to be a journalist, who is digging into his past and whether or not he may have a connection with this woman. It’s difficult to say too much about this mysterious woman without giving away any spoilers and I would hate to do that in a review as it would completely take away the enjoyment of this book for future readers. Needless to say, all does become apparent and it doesn’t disappoint!
I’m going to keep this review fairly short as it’s difficult to write much more without giving anything away. This is a very well written, captivating psychological thriller which had me hooked very early on and kept me hooked all the way through to the end. If you want to find out more about this ‘mysterious woman’ then I recommend you give ‘Forget My Name’ a read!
About the Author
J.S.Monroe is the pseudonym of the British author Jon Stock. Jon is the author of five spy novels and a standalone psychological thriller, Find Me, published in 2017 under the name of JS Monroe. He lives in Wiltshire with his wife and three children.
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