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Posted June 16, 2021 by Zoé in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Forget My Name by J.S. Monroe
Published by Head of Zeus on June 19, 2019
Format: eARC, Audiobook
Source: Net Galley, Library
Pages: 496
Also by this author: The Other You

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.

Book 50 for the year and wow what a book!!! This had me hooked from the very first chapter where I meet “Jemma.”

This really is a book where you cant talk about the plot for the risk of spoiling something. The second Jemma turns up at Tony and Laura’s house, we know that it is going to go all Pete Tong! I was so intrigued by everything. Who was Jemma? How did she lose her memory? How can she remember the house?

It was fab to see Silas and Strover again, I wasn’t expecting that. This is my second book by Monroe but I had met them in a newer book The Other You, here I saw the beginning of their working relationship and the worry of Silas’ son.

It was such an adventure. However, it’s a creepy and harrowing tale when you get to the end, almost Hostel like and quite heartbreaking too.

I was on edge, things I thought were linked, weren’t and vice versa. It properly plays with your mind, especially as the premise of the book is to do with your memory. I tried to remember, what I deemed as, key points in case I needed them later on. And then things I dismissed became relevant. I do love it when things like that happen!!

I enjoyed being back in Wiltshire, especially they mentioned the Salisbury Plains and the rumbles of the Army Trucks. Many a time I would run over there to come face to face with the trucks or hear them from my home. It was nice to step back in time.

I thought this was such an intense book! It had me hooked, lined and sunken, knotting myself up as I tried to work out the end. It also had me fretting about losing my memories, that is such a scary thought. I think that why this book was so harrowing. The simplest things have gone from your brain, having to cope each day as your memory starts again. Then learning the true horror of what was behind it all, well let’s just say I think I would have dealt a harsher punishment. It wasn’t enough!

This book is a winner in my eyes. I was listening to it every opportunity I got. I needed to know Jemma would be ok and how she fit with Tony and Laura. The outcome was not one I imagined!!!!

Definitely one of my top books for the year! It blew me away and I still rave about it now.

Until next time xxx

About J.S. Monroe

J.S. Monroe read English at Cambridge, worked as a foreign correspondent in Delhi, and was Weekend editor of the Daily Telegraph in London before becoming a full-time writer. Monroe is the author of six novels, including the international bestseller, Find Me.

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