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3.64  ·  Rating details ·  91 ratings  ·  80 reviews
Fifteen years ago Ellen Smith vanished from the woods near her small Welsh village. Never to be seen again.
Eight people were in the woods that night: eight splintered lives, eight people hiding a terrible secret. But who can remember the truth?

Now, Ellen’s best friend, Detective Ava Cole is all grown up back in the village where it all began, and everyone is asking the sam
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Published February 6th 2019 by HQ Digital
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Dec 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Remember Me by D.E. White is a thriller about a missing girl. Ava a police detective returns to her home town when she hears that her ex husband is dying and to reconnect with her son that she has not seen since he was a small child.
Not all of her old friends and acquaintances as happy about this because of an incident when they were young that resulted in one of their friends going missing.
Ava starts to receive cryptic messages and texts, and fears for her safety.
I enjoyed parts of this story
Mandy White
Remember Me by D E White was an interesting read, a book that I read quite quickly and enjoyed. There is a lot going on in this story, a lot of characters - all with their own secrets and lies.

This story is set in a small Welsh Village, where 15 years ago teenager Ellen disappeared without a trace. Her best friend Ava is returning to the village from her new home in LA where she is works with the LAPD. The reason for her coming back is that her ex-husband is dying of cancer and wants to see her
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
Remember Me, the debut psychological thriller from D. E. White, certainly has the right title; I'll definitely remember it but for all the wrong reasons I'm afraid. The main issues were too many characters and too many different threads to the story that my way of relaxing turned into such a slog. I am not a fan of writing negative reviews and usually, there are redeeming features to help balance out my critique, but I am hard-pressed to find any here sadly.

The plot concepts were all sound and c
Dec 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, netgalley
Thank you Netgalley and HQ Digital for the ARC.

A group of former highschool friends reunite years later when one of them is diagnosed terminally ill. The coming together digs up a long kept secret and pretty soon more people end up getting hurt.
Remember Me moves at a pleasant pace with nice enough characters. A heartwrenching story lies at the root of the mystery, but the book misses the thrill to make it an exciting read.
ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

I have a weak spot for a good psychological thriller and I was drawn to Remember Me as soon as I saw the cover and blurb. My first impression wasn’t wrong: this story without doubt delivered. Remember Me isn’t just another well written suspense story with an intriguing plot and a mystery to unravel though. The development of the characters in general is very realistic and they feel genuine. The writing style is very engaging and makes it really easy to enjoy this story, and the many man
Julie Parks
Dec 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller
I think the best way to sum up my thoughts is to say that it was gripping but not memorable. In the way that it was well-developed but not shocking enough for this kind of plot - this is, after all, a very popular scenario, in the tradition of Agatha Christie, where you are basically given all the suspects and only need to figure out their backstories to guess what happened.

But I liked it. I will look out for more from D.E. White.

Big thanks to NetGalley for the copy in exchange for my honest rev
Caitlyn Lynch
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime, thriller
Fifteen years ago, eight teenagers went into the woods outside their small Welsh village to drink, take a few pills and have a good time. Seven came out, carrying a terrible secret.

Fast forward to today and Ava Cole is living a good life; a detective with the LAPD, she returns to Aberdyth when she gets the news that her ex-husband is dying. But it seems the past is coming back to haunt her, beginning with a series of terrifying texts and building up to a chilling climax.

I was born in a small Wel
Jan 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I really hate not finishing a book. Even if it doesn't click with me, I will slog through to the end so I can give a complete review, but every now and then, I read one that I can't find anything nice to say about, and "Remember Me," is one of those.
Brief synopsis: Years ago, in Wales, Ava and her teenage friends drag too much, did drugs, as you do, apparently, in Wales. And one night, as always happens in these books, they went too far, and one of them ended up dead. Rather than reporting her
Books n All  Jill Burkinshaw
I have read the Ruby Baker series by Daisy White and loved it so I was looking forward to reading this new release. This is a psychological thriller and although I love all Crime Fiction Psychological Thrillers are my favourite.

As a teenager Ava was a little on the wild side. Along with her friends they experimented with drink, drugs and relationships. One day everything went wrong and Elle died. The gang covered up her death fearing there would be too many questions. It was just a tragic accide
LJ (On The Shelf Reviews)
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
So I’m already a huge fan of this author’s Ruby Baker series, which is written under the name Daisy White, so I jumped at the chance to read Remember Me.

Of late, I’ve been falling out of love with the whole psychological thriller thing but then Remember Me came along to remind me why I love this genre!

I really warmed to Ava, she’s strong, independent but she’s not perfect, making mistakes that she deeply regrets. As a teenager, suffering from post natal depression and stuck in a doomed relations
beverley ann
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
what a story Ava Cole returns back to Aberdyth from Los Angeles after getting word that her ex husband Paul is dying, its only a matter of time and her son Stephen needs her. its been fifteen years since she left after what happened to Ellen. going back means catching up with old friends and a lot has changed. this book i could not put down, it has so many twists and turns. "COFIWCH FI" Remember Me is a dark thriller, i got a lot of goosebumps and shivers while reading. i will definitely recomm ...more
Dec 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

In a Welsh town 15 years ago Ellen Smith disappeared in the woods and has never been seen again. There had been 8 people in the woods that night and they are now all hiding a secret.

Detective Ava Cole had been Ellen's best friend and she's asking the same question that everyone else in the village has been asking for 15 years, what happened to her friend Ellen?

Ava has returned to the village becau
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this. It's about a detective named Ava who returns to her home town to see her dying ex. But they've been hiding a dark secret and someone knows. I liked Ava's character and the story is well written, full.of twists and surprises. Recommend to anyone who likes pyschological thrillers.
Taryn Johnson
Jan 14, 2019 rated it liked it
This book is a thriller that was missing something to take It to the next level. It had it's moments of engagement and thrill, but midway I found myself a bit bored. The characters were developed well. I was invested in the main character Ava and genuinely wanted to solve the mystery at the end. Despite this I felt the story was repetitive and I just checked out for a good portion. This made the ending not entertaining or exciting. The big reveal was unexpected but it took so long for the "villa ...more
Victoria Spicer-Stuart
Dec 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
*Thanks to NetGalley and HQ Digital for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.* I absolutely love reading thrillers and discovering the secrets they hold in their intricate plots. However, I did not love 'Remember Me'. I found that there were too many characters of whom to keep track and I did not feel emotionally invested enough in any of the characters' fates. Detective Ava Cole returns from the US to the Welsh village in which she grew up. The village holds secrets from the past ...more
Tracy Robinson
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i so enjoyed this book a very good psycalogical read ava comes back to her home town where she ran from her best friend ellen died. there where 8 people in the wood that night and all have things to hide this book is very gripping adictive and twisty. highley recomend
Lori L (She Treads Softly)
Remember Me by D. E. White is a recommended mystery/thriller.

Ava Cole is currently an LAPD detective but she has returned to the small Welsh village where she grew up, after moving there from the USA as a child. Her ex-husband, Paul, is dying, and she needs to reconnect with her son, Stephen. Ava returned to the states when Stephan was just a toddler, leaving Paul to raise him. Paul married one of their childhood friends, Penny, and the two raised Stephen as their own. One of the reasons Ava lef
Nancy Ahyee
Dec 16, 2018 rated it liked it
From the publisher: Fifteen years ago Ellen Smith vanished from the woods near her small Welsh village. Never to be seen again. Eight people were in the woods that night: eight splintered lives, eight people hiding a terrible secret. But who can remember the truth? Now, Ellen’s best friend, Detective Ava Cole is all grown up back in the village where it all began, and everyone is asking the same question. What really happened to Ellen?

Told as Ava's story in the third person, there were chapters
Diana Rose
Remember Me
D e White Published by HQ Digital /Harper Collins
pub date: 2/5/19
4 stars/ 5 ☆☆☆☆

The killer kept sending her texts , in Welsh..and the killer knew she had come home...

I hardly had to think to translate it: ‘Sut byddwch chi’n cofio fi, Ava Cole?’‘
How will you remember me, Ava Cole?’
Ava an LAPD detective , has secrets from her childhood that are coming to a surface, whoever killed her best friend Ellen is watching her movements, knows she has arrived to see her exhusband, who is dying of
Jacqueline Murphy
Ava Cole, an LAPD dectective returns to her childhood town in Wales to visit her ex-husband who is terminally ill, Ava ran off to LA back to her parents when her son Stephen was only a toddler, this will also be the first time she has seen Stephen since so Ava has a lot of personal issues to deal with. Along with that, her best friend Ellen died in an accident in the woods 15 years ago, 8 friends were in the woods that night doing what teenagers do (which is quite scary when you read what they g ...more
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Remember Me by D.E. White is a contemporary psychological thriller that will draw you in from the start and keep you glued until the final page.
It is a story of truth and lies. Lies told to cover up truths but can you separate the real from the lie?
Friendships are complicated affairs. Some begun in childhood last until adulthood. Some are bound together by lies that spiral out of control.
Past crimes link to present day. As the clock starts ticking, can you guess the perpetrator?
The voice of the
Marion Neale
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved the cover of this book and it had an interesting premise. Totally lived up to this - a thrill ride of emotions and an epic twist I was NOT expecting! Very different to the other books by this author, but I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys a deep twisted, emotionally charged thriller. Ava left her son when he was a baby (stay with me!), and has returned to her home town in Wales, as her ex-husband is dying. Her best friend vanished during their teenage years, and Ava i ...more
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.

Fifteen years ago Ellen Smith vanished from the woods near her small Welsh village. Never to be seen again.
Eight people were in the woods that night: eight splintered lives, eight people hiding a terrible secret. But who can remember the truth?

Now, Ellen’s best friend, Detective Ava Cole is
Jenn Brouwer
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a dark and gritty thriller that captured me from the first page. The characters were likeable and relatable. The book takes us through a deep dark secret from the past, but can this many people keep a secret this long? Now all the players are back in the same town and the old secret is brought to the surface. An old player is playing a new game and the price of failure is people’s lives. This book was heartbreaking at moments and could take you from fear to happy to sad in a single chap ...more
Alison Edgar
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I am a huge fan of psychological thrillers, but my busy business schedule does not always allow time to read books instead I prefer to watch TV shows like Silent Witness, Luther and YOU on Netflix.

As a fellow author and business friend of Daisy, I was given an advance copy of Remember Me. I literally could not put it down!! A weekend evaporated in my thirst to work out the outcome of the book. I was gripped, with the twist and turns, most of which I did not predict.

Thank you, Daisy, f
April Forker
I received a copy of Remember Me from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you NetGalley! The description of this book caught my attention as I love psychological thriller type books. This one took me a little longer to read than normal as I thought it moved a little slow in parts. For me this wasn't one of those, "I can't wait to get home and keep reading so I can find out what happens!" type of books. I will say that for me personally the main villain wasn't obvious for quite some ...more
Simon Leonard
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
To start with all I can say is what a brilliant book this was. It kept me hooked and second-guessing all the way through, although I was correct in my original thoughts about what had happened

I really liked the way all the main characters interacted, although it took some concentrating to follow the story with so many people intertwined within the main story line.

Overall I thought it was a great read and can't wait to read more from the author.
Agnes Muscoreil
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for my copy of this book. This reminded by of Agatha Christie novels where you have a whole cast of characters, any one of whom could have committed the crime. Where did Ellen go?? Detective Ava Cole returns to her hometown to see her ex-husband, who is terminally ill, and of course all her old friends who were there the night Ellen disappeared. We follow her as she searches for an answer to the question, "what happened?"
Sue Plant
Feb 03, 2019 rated it liked it
would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this book

8 teenagers go into the woods only 7 come out...those 7 keep quiet about what happened

the body has never been found

now years later someone is playing games and those 7 are reunited...are the friendships still there or have things changed

not a bad book
Jane Read
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a great book, Ava returns to her childhood village in Wales following the news that her ex-husband is terminally ill. She’s now a detective in LA, but the vast majority of her friends are still in the village.
They’re harbouring a secret from heir teenage years, they covered up the death of Ellen, one of their group.
What transpires next is a story of hidden memories and secrets. Could it be that one of the remaining 7 actually killed Ellen?
Kept me guessing all the way through
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DAISY WHITE is an award-winning entrepreneur and bestselling author of the Ruby Baker Seaside Mysteries (Joffe Books). She also writes under the name D.E.White and her debut psychological thriller 'Remember Me' is out Feb 2019, published by HQ Digital (HarperCollins).
Daisy would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to read and review her books, as she learns something new from each critiq
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