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Forget My Name

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  1,826 ratings  ·  505 reviews
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
Paperback, 496 pages
Published June 19th 2019 by Head of Zeus (first published 2018)
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Reading the premise for this book, I knew I had to read it! I’m fascinated with the concept of characters having no memory of who they are. Anything involving amnesia captures my interest right away. (Is that strange?)

A woman shows up in a small village knocking on a door she’s positive is her home. Just a small issue… there is another couple Tony and Laura living there. Because this unfortunate mystery guest can’t recall her name, Tony takes to calling her Jemma.
But could she be the notorious
Lindsay - Traveling Sister
4 stars! A spine-tingling suspenseful story!

A woman shows up on the doorstep of a young couples home in a small Wiltshire village. The couple answer their door to find this strange woman who doesn’t know her own name or why she is on their porch, only that she just got off a flight and has lost her luggage, passport and personal belongings. Not knowing her identity or anything about her past, the strange woman is drawn to the town and tries to piece her life together. She must rely on the kindne
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
The main character in The Last Thing She Remembers has no name. Why? She can’t remember it. She arrives at the train station and realizes her bag is gone. In it, her passport, keys, and credit cards are all missing. The only thing she still possesses is her return train ticket.

She arrives in the tiny village of Wiltshire where she thinks she lives; however, the people in town are fearful of her and begin to spread rumors of conspiracy. The police are also interested.

The premise of The Last Thi
Susanne  Strong
2.5 Stars* (rounded up).

A woman who has no memory of who she is and has no identification, remembers one thing: The house she used to live in, in Wiltshire– and that is where she goes. Upon arrival, Tony and Laura, the couple that live there, let her in, even though they do not recognize her. The woman knows everything about the house, including the layout. After a few hours, Laura becomes suspicious and takes her to the town psychologist who diagnoses her with stress-induced amnesia and thinks
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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After reading the blurb on this book I couldn’t wait to start, as it sounded like I could really sink my teeth into it and was I disappointed? Definitely not!!! The first line “I can’t remember my own name” had me intrigued straight away.

A mystery woman arrives at Tony and Laura’s house claiming she lives there,but has Amnesia and no proof of I.D. They let her stay but who have they invited into their home!!

This is a twisty thriller that draws you in. I didn’t guess how this would end and thorou
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Wow ok... this one totally missed the mark for me. Yikes.

A woman is fresh off the plane from Berlin and shows up at a married couples home Tom and Laura not knowing who she is or where she came from. This is the typical "amnesia plot". The couple takes her in and tries to help her remember her life etc. They end up taking her to the doctor and they think she is a woman that used to live in the same house three years ago Jemma Huish. But, then the police get involved and rule that out. So, who i
May 29, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I’ve been in a weird reading mood lately y’all, I’m either absolutely raving about a book and pushing everyone to read it or I hate it and am pissy. Just wanted to put that out there before I get started on my thoughts about this one because unfortunately this one fell on the the I didn’t like it all side of things 🤷♀

I’m not going to sit here and completely bash this one but I do wanna quickly share why it didn’t work for me. I wasn’t invested in the characters and I think it’s partly because th
Dash fan
3☆ A very Twisty Thriller

FORGET MY NAME is a twisty thriller, with a psychological thriller feel.

When I read the blurb for this book I was really intrigued. I enjoy my thrillers to be a little different and haven't read many books where the main character suffers from amnesia.

A mysterious women arrives on Tony and Laura's doorstep. She believes this was her house. But you see she doesn't really know who she is, or if she even really lives there, as she has amnesia.

Tony and Laura are quick to ta
Louise Wilson
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You are outside your front door. There are strangers in your house. Then you realise. You can't remember your name.

When a woman turns up at Tony and Laura's home, the woman insists that they are living in her house. The couple invite her to come in. The woman tells them she has lost her bag with her purse, passport etc and that she can't remember her name. But she can describe the layout of the couples home. The couple think that she has amnesia and invite her to stay the night. They also book h
Mandy White
Sep 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
Forget My Name started out like it was going to be a great thriller that I could really get lost in. Unfortunately for me it didn't keep going in the same vein and I lost interest. Too many characters and theories being tossed around that were so far fetched. I figured out the who early on but not why. I wanted to like this one more.. just wasn't for me.

A woman turns up at a house that she believes she lives in only to find another couple living there. She has no memory and can't even remember h
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'Forget My Name' is internationally bestselling author J. S. Monroe's second thriller to be written in the English language, and having thoroughly enjoyed 'Find Me', I was happy to discover that this was just as compelling and compulsively readable. The writing flows wonderfully from chapter-to-chapter making it a total pleasure to read, there are a plethora of twists, turns and red herrings to keep the reader guessing for the duration and it starts off at quite a slow burn type of pace, but it ...more
May 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A creepy psychological thriller involving amnesia. A woman arrives at Tony and Laura's front door and she thinks she is home. She doesn't know her name and has no identification but she knows the layout of Tony and Laura's house. They invite her to stay the night until they can get her some help. Tony decides to call her Jemma - with a J. There are quite a few twists in this story and parts of it are scary and others really creepy. I did enjoy the story but had to dispel credibility quite a few ...more
Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
EXCERPT: 'Are you awake?' I hear him say in the doorway.

I say nothing, feign sleep, try to make my breathing more audible but my lips are trembling too much. A tear rolls down my cheek as I stare at the wall.

'Welcome home,' he whispers.

I want to scream but I can't move. What does he mean? I wish Laura would come upstairs. I'm trying to be brave, but I'm so fucking scared here.

I can't remember my own name.

ABOUT THIS BOOK: Who can you trust if you don’t know who you are?

She arrives at the train st
Julie (JuJu)
My thoughts:
First of all....Thank you to Park Row Books for a copy of this ARC, in exchange for my honest review!

Tony and Laura are in their home when a woman shows up on their doorstep with a suitcase and tells them she lives there. She can’t remember her name, her purse has been lost or stolen (she’s not sure which), so she has no ID or money. She can’t remember anything really, but she does remember their house. Kind of creepy, right?

They invite her in and offer to let her spend the night. Th
Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
I got a digital copy for review via NetGalley!

Forget My Name had such a creepy premise to it, I love my Thrillers to be on the scary side and I was certainly not disappointed with the writing. It was fast paced, with great dialogue and kept me on the edge of my seat. The main character is a woman who has travelled from Berlin and after her handbag is stolen, she suddenly can't remember who she is or most of her past life. The only thing that comes back to her memory is the address of an old hous
Kat Dietrich

The Last Thing She Remembers by J.S. Monroe is a psychological thriller.

First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Harlequin – Park Row, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

My Synopsis: (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)
When a woman knocks on the door of Tony and Laura Masters house in a small village outside of London, no one is more surprised than they are when they invite this s
Julie Parks
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
This book is like a ravishing snake that's slowly and almost hypnotically twists and untwists herself in a thousand unpredictable ways.

You think you have some idea about the plot. You don't. The snake moves around and you realize there's a whole new side to it.

The locations change. New characters are introduced. A new layer of the given characters is revealed.

Reading this was forever surprising and at times also devastating. It's not a light topic in the end. FORGET MY NAME will not let you forg
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow,this author certainly doesn't hang about,no long drawn out background information,it's just Wham,straight into the story with the arrival on Tony and Laura`s doorstep of a mysterious female stranger who insists that they are living in her house. Now most people would just say that is was sad but not their problem and slam the door in her face. But kindly Tony and Laura take the terrified women into their home,cook her a meal and try to find out who their mysterious visitor is but she insists ...more
Dale Harcombe
‘I can’t remember my own name.’ This is the opening sentence of a story that is quite intriguing. The person standing at the door of the house cannot remember their own name, but she is convinced this is where she lives. Except another couple are living in the house. Since her bag had been stolen at the airport, the woman at the door has no proof of who she is, no wallet, no passport or anything to identify her. Tony and Laura, the couple in the house, invite her in. The unnamed woman can identi ...more
Sep 14, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A young woman, fresh off a flight from Berlin, turns up at a house in the English countryside...

She’s lost her memory. She can’t even remember her name, but she knows one thing for sure - she lives in that house. Except she doesn’t... someone else does, and they’ve never seen her before.

It’s an intriguing premise, not least for local people for whom “Jemma”’s mysterious appearance sparks intense speculation. Is she a murderer, a connection to a long-lost love, or a Russian spy? Everyone has thei
*3.5 stars rounded up

The narrator of this thriller is a young woman who appears to be suffering from some form of amnesia. She arrives at the front door of an English cottage, convinced it is her home. The stunned home-owners bring her in and contact their doctor who soon warns them that she could be a woman convicted of manslaughter for killing her best friend, and who did indeed once live in their house.

The plot then does some interesting twists and turns and we realize our narrator is VERY u
A woman suffering from amnesia turns up at the house of Laura and Tony claiming to live there. With no identification or possessions and concerned for her well-being they invite her to stay and take her to the doctor's the next day. Sensing a familiarity the doctor thinks she recognizes the woman, a convicted murderer.
As the story progresses we meet other characters in the village the couple live in, all of whom have their own theories as to this mystery woman's background and identity.
An intere
Jul 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was good but sometimes a bit all over the place. The first half was really enjoyable and I was getting into it but then it went on and on about seahorses and I started to get really confused. I think it started to get silly and I didn’t understand what was going on. I think it should have been left a lot shorter. The first half though was very interesting and I liked how it was unfolding. It was just not the best book but I would read future books by this author.
Jun 10, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: next-to-read
2.5 stars This book started off strong. A young woman with amnesia shows up at a young couple's house out of the blue. She reports having memories of this house and has come because she can't recall anything else including her name. As the couple befriends her and tries to help her, things start to get strange and creepy.

This story is about memories and how the loss of them is a frightening experience. How vulnerable one becomes when they can't remember. If the story had continued in the direct
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The blurb said a woman arrived to a village via the train with her bag stolen and total retrograde amnesia, including not knowing her name. Then she knocked on Laura and Tony's home claiming it to be hers, as the address was all that she remembered. They took her in, and Tony named her Jemma. And the twists started rolling...

J. S. Monroe has written a brilliant book with so many twists that at times I felt almost like a pretzel. Memory and hippocampus were brilliantly used in the entire plot. I
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Unfortunately this was a bit too confusing and 'out there' for me. I don't want to give anything away so I'll keep it brief.

There were so many characters to keep track of. Very similar women. Some odd ones to watch out for. I didn't necessarily like any of them. I mean I don't have to like them to read about them, but I did think at times, why am I reading this? There is no one to root for or believe in.

It wasn't all bad. I found the story interesting, just hard to keep track of. I have seen som
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This was a half way decent novel with an interesting story-line. There was a lot going on in this book and I do mean a lot. It was a psychological thriller that I would rank as average among other books in the same category. Some parts of the story were confusing and forced me to suspend belief at certain points along the way, which is not a favourite book trait for me. What I love about psychological thrillers is the ability to twist a scenario to make it crazy, but believable. Tony and Jemma w ...more
May 30, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love an unreliable narrator, especially with coupled with amnesia plotlines, so I was really stoked to get this book. I appreciate what the author was trying to do in this book and was really engaged for the first third of the book or so. Somewhere in the middle, it started dragging. Without giving any spoilers, the plot was even more complicated than initially portrayed so I commend the level of thought and effort the author put in to configure the plot. I would be interested in reading more ...more
A woman if fresh off the plane from Berlin. She turns up at Tom and Laura’s home, with no memory or who she is, or where she has been. She only knows that she has lived in that house. But Tom and Laura has lived there for over 3 years and even Tom and Laura takes in her and lets her stay the night, as she has nowhere else to go. They even take her to see the local GP. They think she is suffering from Amnesia. They think that “Jemma” is a woman that used to lived years ago in that house named Jem ...more
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The description of the book made me think it would be something I would like. Psychological thrillers either work very well for me or they don't. Seems to be no middle ground. This one failed to grip me with any emotional investment. I found the characters flat and unlikable and thought the plot convoluted and contrived. I thought the premise was unrealistic, including the characters' thoughts and reactions. Its beginning seemed promising, but I found most of the story boring. It was a thriller ...more
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J.S.Monroe is the pseudonym of the British author Jon Stock. Jon is the author of five spy novels and a new standalone psychological thriller, Find Me, to be published in 2017 under the name of JS Monroe. He lives in Wiltshire with his wife and three children.
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“The brain is a frightening thing, capable of remembering so much of what we want it to forget and forgetting the one thing that we most want it to remember. And then, years later, it chooses to work, operating like an autonomous neural state, summoning a nightmare from beyond the city walls, the badlands of amnesia.” 0 likes
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