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Julianna Burke, bestselling mystery novelist, has a secret that those closest to her are hiding from the world. Julianna is losing her memory, and with it her powerful gift for storytelling that propelled her to fame.

A further devastating blow comes when Connor, Julianna’s beloved husband, is murdered. Even this is not something Julianna’s mind can hold on to, and every da
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Published September 18th 2020 by Lion Fiction
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Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you PICT and Lion Fiction for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

Murder, Forgotten
By: Deb Richardson-Moore


Deb Richardson-Moore's Murder, Forgotten poses the question of whether murder actually can be forgotten. Successful murder mystery author Julianna Burke is secretly, but surely, slipping into possible dementia. Then, one fateful day, Connor, her husband of over twenty years, is found murdered in a manner eerily simila
Melissa (LifeFullyBooked)
This book took me much too long to get through unfortunately. I think the main problem was the over abundance of characters.
The core mystery is really good, lots of great twists and it's not easy to puzzle out who the culprit is, even though there are quite a few clues given. I did figure out some of the twists ahead of time (the "forgotten" part was pretty obvious), but the author has quite a clever explanation for the motive and it made the book shine.
Like I said, I got really bogged down wit
Rosemary K
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Julianna Burke is a celebrity. Her books are best sellers. Suddenly her perfect world is torn apart. Connor, her husband, is murdered. She and her assistant were the only ones home when it happened. Logan her daughter, finds that Julianna suffers from confusion and memory loss. Could she have had an episode and killed the love of her life? Julianna wasn't close with her children which is why Logan wasn't aware of her mother's mental issues. Logan stays to help Julianna which bring closeness betw ...more
Bonnye Reed
Deb Richardson-Moore brings us a modern southern mystery, a family drama, set in Charleston and Sullivan's Island, North Carolina, a small, insular community of lifelong friends, and on the Eastern coast of Scotland, along the Fife Coastal Path. Our story is told from the vantage point of Logan Arnette, mid-20s, an artist and office maven for a physician's office in Charleston. Logan is the daughter of well-known mystery novelist Julianna Burke, and step-daughter of Connor Burke. Julianna is goi ...more
Murder Forgotten is one of those murder mystery novels that will honestly have you page-turning and second guessing yourself as you scramble to discover the true killer before the big reveal. This book by Deb Richardson-Moore isn’t going to start out the way that you expect, but it is going to have the author’s desired effect of grabbing you and seducing you into putting off other responsibilities to learn the truth.
When I first read the blurb for Murder Forgotten I knew that this was a book I
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderfully crafted, evocative murder mystery that will have you questioning everything you think you know! Julianna, a gifted author of murder mysteries, is losing touch with reality, drifting in and out of her own fictional tales and back and forth through time. Her memory is such that she even forgets that her beloved husband, Connor, was recently stabbed to death in their own home with her letter-opener! Could she have committed the crime herself? If not, who did it and why? Julian ...more
Toni Nyman
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I had never read this author before, what a find. This is a true mystery from start to finish. Julianna is a top writer who is keeping a big secret. It appears she is losing her memory and they help her cover it. Her husband and her assistant are the only ones who really know. After her husband Connor is murdered at home her life begins to unravel. She is stricken every time she is told he is dead. When a trip to Scotland doesn't seem to help, she heads back to family summer home in Louisiana. H ...more
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Murder Forgotten by Deb Richardson-Moore was a mind twisting read that I could not put down but at the same time I did not want to end. The story is set Scotland and with the skill of the author I could taste the salt of the sea and feel the bone chilling wind whipping around me as I read. Julianna is the main character and also a mystery author whose world is shrouded by suspicion and doubt which made me want to help figure out what happened to her beloved husband. I can honestly say this book ...more
When a man is murdered in his home late one evening, there is no shortage of suspects, including his loving wife.

Celebrated novelist Julianna Burke is devastated over the death of her husband, Connor. When she can remember it. Struggling for several months with memory loss and blackouts, it’s believed she was sinking into dementia. Her late husband and her assistant, Margot, were her social buffers, reminding her of dates, places… and names.

When Margot takes Julianna to Scotland to “rest,” her d
Rosemary K
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Julianna Burke is a celebrity. Her books are best sellers. Suddenly her perfect world is torn apart. Connor, her husband, is murdered. She and her assistant were the only ones home when it happened. Logan her daughter, finds that Julianna suffers from confusion and memory loss. Could she have had an episode and killed the love of her life? Julianna wasn't close with her children which is why Logan wasn't aware of her mother's mental issues. Logan stays to help Julianna which bring closeness betw ...more
Sep 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Julianna Burke, a popular mystery writer, is going through tough times in her life. Someone murdered her husband, and she is experiencing memory problems. Even though Julianna is the one who discovered Connor’s body in her home office, at times she has no recollection of his death and expects him to appear. Are the pills she’s taking causing the memory loss or is she in the early stages of dementia? Julianna’s partially completed manuscript for her latest book is based on a true crime story and ...more
Melanie Mckinney
Sep 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Julianna Burke is a bestselling mystery writer and her husband Connor has been murdered. The crazy part is that her husband was murdered just like what she recently wrote in her latest book. Julianna can’t remember what happened the day of the murder as she is suddenly looking like she has dementia. Julianna and her daughter Logan are trying to determine what happened to Connor. This is a very fast-paced book with a case of who killed Connor? This book will keep the reader guessing. There were t ...more
Jun 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Thank you to NetGalley and Lion Hudson Ltd for the arc of Murder, Forgotten by Deb Richardson-Moore.

Main Character Julianna, who is a best selling writer for mystery but she has has a secret that those who is closer to her are hiding from the entire world. She is is losing her memory, but her story telling has brought her to fame from this.

Another devastating blast comes when her husband Connor is tragically murdered. Her mind can't grip that reality due to her memory problems, so in which her
Jul 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Murder, Forgotten by Deb Richardson-Moore is a stand-alone novel that is basically a story within a story. The book centers around Julianna Burke, a famous crime novelist who is trying to hide the fact that she is losing her memory. The person she relied on the most to cover for her is her husband, Connor, who has just been murdered. She is trying to handle both of these things plus finishing her latest book. Helping Julianna discover who murdered her husband are her daughter, Logan, and her ass ...more
Gayle B
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent thriller. The author does a great job showing us what Juliana, a popular mystery writer, is thinking and what she can remember or can't remember day to day. The apparent beginnings of dementia.

They mystery unfolds after Juliana finds her second husband, Connor, stabbed with a letter opener in his study. Her daughter Logan comes to stay with her. Margot is Juliana's assistant and lives with her. As the days go on after the memorial for Connor, Logan starts picking up clues to what mayb
Kara Marks
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
(Spoiler-free) This is a fantastic whodunnit, the main mystery and a few other mysteries always having lots of suspects and red herrings, as the best mysteries do. The start was a bit slow and I was a little confused, seeing the world through the murky mind of a woman who was having obvious memory issues; I was afraid it was going to be depressing. But it wasn’t really, and things became clearer, as I began seeing what was going on more through the woman’s daughter’s eyes. Parts of the book were ...more
Vicki May
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book but my review is entirely voluntary. Bestselling mystery writer, Julianna Burke's husband has been murdered in a manner mirroring her latest book. Julianna not only can't remember what happened the day of the murder but appears to be slipping away to dementia. Now Julianna and her daughter, Logan, are trying to determine what happened to Connor no matter how unthinkable it may be to them. Murder, Forgotten is a fast-paced whodunnit that keeps that reader guess ...more
'Murder, Forgotten' was a good mystery that needed some time to get warm with. I found the beginning slow with too much thoughts and dialogue, but at some point - I think when the story's focus switched more and more to Julianna's daughter - I got hooked and really dug into it. The solution to the murder was cleverly built and concealed long enough, with several surprises along the read. The premise of the story, that famous author Julianna Burke starts showing signs of dementia, forgetting the ...more
Aug 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
The mystery in Murder, Forgotten by Deb Richardson-Moore is well thought out, fast-paced, and well-written. The story was engaging and had many twists and turns on what was happening. There were several times I thought I knew what was happening, only to be surprised that I was wrong. I also had the killer wrong. There were some sad parts about Julianna having to deal with the murder of her husband while grappling with a failing memory. I really liked Julianna's daughter, Logan, and the dogs in t ...more
John Jeter
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Deb Richardson-Moore, with her trademark skill to yank readers in from the first sentence or two, tells a compelling whodunit that makes the reader wonder: Can a writer/artist's intense, immersive creativity be dangerous?

Although the book's description says that Juliana, the blockbuster mystery writer and immediately sympathetic character, is losing her memory, Richardson-Moore unleashes twists from the start: Is Juliana's memory really slipping away or has she fallen so deeply into her made-up
Sep 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Julianna is a best selling author with a secret, she is losing her memory. Told in alternating POVs from Julianna and her daughter Logan, they try and solve the murder of Julianna’s husband Connor. Can Julianna remember before it is too late?

I was changing my guess on what would happen until the very end. Those twists.
Tama Fortner
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Reminiscent of Agatha Christie, Murder Forgotten is a wonderful, old-fashioned murder mystery that kept me guessing up to the very end. With layers of hidden clues and a mid-book plot twist that had me sitting up and saying, “What!?! No!”—I absolutely loved this book!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Julianna Burke, author and her personal
assistant, Margot have just arrived in East
Neuk. This is an area located on the
coast of Fife in Scotland. The sheriff
advised Julianna take the trip there. Great
details in the house where they are staying
plus the area.
They were leaving behind the South
Carolina beach town on Sullivan’s Island,
where Julianna Burke and her husband,
Connor lived. Sullivan’s Island was
described in such vivid detailed that the
reader will feel like part of the community.
Oct 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Murder, Forgotten, author Deb Richardson-Moore transports the reader to Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, and a short jump across the pond to Crail, Scotland, for an intriguing southern murder mystery story that will keep the reader guessing and turning the pages.

Julianna Burke is a best-selling murder mystery author, who has been experiencing a gradual memory loss that leaves her writing career in jeopardy. When Julianna's husband Connor is murdered in their home office while neither Julian
Oct 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A man killed. A woman's sanity questioned...

I'm still reeling from this one. Murder, Forgotten started off so quietly. Just a lady staying at her vacation house trying to rest as as she can't seem to remember from day to day that her husband is dead. And just her adult daughter trying to come to grips with her stepfather's death and her mother's mental decline.

Just a quiet heart-tugging story... Yeah, well, it didn't stay that way. Next thing you know I'm suspecting everyone of ulterior motives
Wanda Owings
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fans of Deb Richardson-Moore are in for a treat with her latest mystery, Murder, Forgotten. In the novel, brilliant mystery writer Julianna Burke is losing her writing mojo as her memory of the real-life events around her fades in and out. It’s no wonder she’s rattled. Julianna suffered a traumatic shock when her husband, Connor, was murdered in their home. But there’s more going on here than Julianna’s grief, or even the undeniable fact that her memory is slipping away. In fabulous settings — a ...more
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It’s a warm day in February on Sullivan’s Island, SC and neighbors and friends have gathered for an impromptu cocktail party at at the home of author Julianna Burke and her husband Connor. The next day, Connor is dead and everyone is a suspect.

There’s one big problem. Julianna, although desperate to discover her husband’s killer, is in the early stages of dementia. Slipping in and out of a mental fog, she tries desperately to remember what happened the day Connor died. Her daughter Logan, stayin
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
‘Life imitates art imitates life’

I haven’t read a so good murder mystery for a long time. It feels so good.
Julianna is a blockbluster murder mystery writer who finds inspiration for her novels in newspaper cuttings. Julianna is mourning her husband, Connor who was murdered at their beach house. But Julianna has memory lapse and she is unable to remember what happened that day. This tragic event may be linked with the novel she struggles to finish up.

This mystery is well-plotted, fast-paced and
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you've wondered if you're going crazy during Covid times, the new mystery "Murder, Forgotten" by Deb Richardson-Moore could be just the book for you. From the first chapter you realize that talented author Julianna Burke is just not quite herself. As she, and then her daughter, try to piece together recent events it's clear something, or someone, is messing with their reality, but who?

One of the most pleasant parts of reading this book is getting to know the neighbors and town folks in this p
Oct 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery. It is an engaging tale of murder, mystery, secrets, and relationships. I found it interesting there was really no heroine. No one really figured out the mystery until the suspenseful end. I had an inkling early on who the villain was but Richardson-Moore did a good job of making so many characters possible suspects, I was unsure until the suspenseful revelation. There were lots of red herrings too.

Even though there was no specific heroine, I liked how each of t
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Deb Richardson-Moore is a former journalist and former pastor of a church whose parishioners included homeless people. Those experiences combined in her first four books -- a 2012 memoir about her early years at the Triune Mercy Center, and the three-book Branigan Powers mystery series featuring a news reporter and a homeless man.

She has now turned to darker domestic thrillers with the release of

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