Forget Me Not
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 ...more
In true Claire Allen style, this one kicks off with high adrenaline and never lets off the gas.
Elizabeth, banana bread lover, is walking her dog one morning when she discovers Clare by the side of the road, savagely attacked and left for dead. Moments before dying Clare whispers to Elizabeth, "Warn them..."
Clare's friend Rachel, already reeling from the recent loss of her mother, struggles when she learns about the death of her good friend.
Everyone has ...more
WOW what a beginning!! You are thrown straight into this book, you had me hooked from the start and I was completely oblivious to my surroundings the whole time I was reading this book.
Elizabeth was walking her dog when they stumble upon a woman who has been attacked with a knife. Elizabeth calls for an ambulance and holds the dying woman’s hand. She mutters “Warn ...more
Thats how I would ‘sum up’ this 3rd novel from Claire Allen, the term ‘couldn’t put it down’ turns up a lot in reviews ( mine too! ) BUT this really was the case for this book...
The story starts with retired nurse, Elizabeth, finding a brutally murdered woman and hearing her last words...these words send a chill down her spine, little knowing the consequences these words will have on her life......introduce 2 best friends of the victim, in shock and disbelief at what has happened and ...more
Elizabeth was out walking her dog when she found a woman dying. The woman had been brutally attacked and it turns out that there was a link to Elizabeth's daughter who had died a few years before.
The woman's friends are now in fear for their lives and the police are trying to find the attacker before he strikes again.
I enjoyed this book and read it in a couple of days. I will be looking out for more from this aut ...more
Elizabeth is walking her dog early one very hot morning whe ...more
It’s one of the hottest days of the year and Elizabeth O’Loughlin is walking her dog Izzy, when she comes across a woman covered in blood after a horrific attack and just before she dies, she whispers ‘warn them’. Elizabeth is in shock and finds it hard to come to terms to what happened as she, still blames herself for her daughters’ suicide two years previously. She lives alone, on a run-down farm after her dea ...more
"Secrets in the past never remain buried long.
Murder and fear make the thriller-y song
Do photos stare at you
Do flowers speak to you
Corny messages they may sound
Poems from unknown keep you bound
Look on the inside more than out
Get to the truth in a bout"
This was the basic arc of the book. 3 best friends, one killed and the oth ...more
Elizabeth, walking her dog one morning, is horrified to find the barely alive body of a woman, the victim of a vicious attack. Clare is only able to whisper a few words before she dies.
Rachel, one of Clare’s best friends, is understandably traumatised by the death of her friend. But as it turns out, that’s only the beginning of the nightmare for Rachel.
I didn’t really engage with the character of Rachel, which is unfortunate as she’s the main narrator (there are also sections from Elizabeth’s po ...more
Elizabeth O'Loughlin is on a morning walk with her dog Izzy (and throughout the whole book I hoped and prayed nothing untoward would happen to Izzy. Thank you Allan for not taking the story in that direction) w ...more
With thanks to Netgalley and Avon for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.
I discovered Claire Allan earlier this year when I read Apple Of My eye. When I discovered she was releasing Forget Me Not I was excited to read it.
During a heat wave pensioner Elizabeth O`Laughlin decided to take her dog for walk before the heat set in for the day. During their walk Elizabeth found a woman badly injured in the road. Elizabeth held the dying woman's hand and she slipped away, before she died ...more
I enjoyed the characters and the pace at which the book was presented. The author didn't dwell too long on situations and kept me wanting to know what is next. This book may have ...more
Elderly local, Elizabeth, was out walking her dog when she discovered Clare. Her last words will forever ...more
Early one morning, Elizabeth sets out walking her dog when she comes across a young woman called Clare, who’s been the victim of a knife attack. Sadly, Clare dies minutes later while Elizabeth holds her hand, but not before whispering two haunting words. A series of events soon show Clare’s killer is on a mission. Can her killer be stopped from achieving their aim?
This is one of those books you just can’t put down once you’ve started reading. The prologue al ...more
I love the title and that it links with the flowers that recur in the story. A great read, thank you to Netgalley!
I'd like to thank Sabah and Avon Books UK for inviting me to be part of this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book.
First things first: COVER LOVE. I’m a shoes lover, and my favourite colour is red, so imagine my enthusiasm when I received my copy of Forget Me Not!
Let’s not beat around the bush. I am waiting for the day I will discover a body during a walk with the dogs. Seriously. I am! Not that I’d be happy about it, but I need to face it, the stats points in that direction....more
The woman’s name is Clare. She, Rachel, and Julie all went to school together and have been friends for years. Her friends and their families are devastated. Who could have killed their ...more
Elizabeth discovers Clare dying beside the road early one morning and whilst she tries to help, Clare passes away in front of her.
She can’t forget the last words she said to her, but they make no sense.
Rachel and Julie are devastated to hear that their best friend has been murdered and do all they can to help the Police piece her life together.
Rachel’s marriage is not great and the affair she has recently started is all tha ...more
The narrative is divided between two women Elizabeth a former nurse now retired and Rachel a teacher. I read this book in one sitting. I HAD TO KNOW!!! Insights into a broken marriage, secrets, lies and how consequences have actions.
A fantastic psychological thriller which in places had me sat on the edge of my seat and holding my breat ...more
There are so many great characters in this book and the twists and turns are amazing. The writing is flawless and the pace kept me hooked and had me guessing right to the end ( even though I was completely off the mark when the murderer was revealed. ) What a tw ...more