I am over the moon to sharing my thoughts about “Forget Her Name” by Jane Holland. It is available to purchase in various formats. You can grab a copy at Amazon UK. I wish to thank Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources and Jane for a copy of this book that I received via NetGalley.
Rachel’s dead and she’s never coming back. Or is she?
As she prepares for her wedding to Dominic, Catherine has never been happier or more excited about her future. But when she receives an anonymous package—a familiar snow globe with a very grisly addition—that happiness is abruptly threatened by secrets from her past.
Her older sister, Rachel, died on a skiing holiday as a child. But Rachel was no angel: she was vicious and highly disturbed, and she made Catherine’s life a misery. Catherine has spent years trying to forget her dead sister’s cruel tricks. Now someone has sent her Rachel’s snow globe—the first in a series of ominous messages…
While Catherine struggles to focus on her new life with Dominic, someone out there seems intent on tormenting her. But who? And why now? She doesn’t have the answers – and in one final question lies her greatest fear.
Is Rachel still alive?
What The Hell!!!!! this is a good what the hell by the way. I was only going to read a few chapters of this book and then crack on with a bit of housework….. yeah right….. read the book and left the housework 🙂 So where to start with this book, Catherine is just weeks away from getting married to Dominic when she starts getting odd things sent to her. Catherine had an older sister who had died, but then had a snow globe that was her sisters sent to her, this is only the start of things. Rachel and her death was something that Catherine’s parents never discussed properly with her, but now maybe it is the time for finding out the truth.
This is such a wonderful read. Half way through I had worked the book out and was just going along for the ride. Worked it out, well in my head I had, but the author had other ideas about that. I was so way off the mark, and loved being taken on the journey that had me guessing, kept me riveted and intrigued. The plot takes you along a road that seems quite normal, but then you realise this is all an illusion, you have actually ended up on a deep, dark and twisted path, the author has you where she wants you right from the off. The creative and imaginative plot is full of surprises and suspense, Jane only lets you know where the plot is going when she is ready to reveal all.
The characters are memorable and well described and have been used in an imaginative way, they compliment as well as contrast each other. There are class differences between Catherine and Dominic and the author has dipped into that aspect really well. The pace of this started along quite nicely as we learn the details of the characters, but before long it speeds to a really great page turner pace.
This is my first experience reading Jane’s books and she has blown me away with this one, it is amazingly twisted and addictive. A powerful, well written book that explores dark psychological drama.
This is a book I Highly Recommend those who like a tense, suspenseful drama that sows seeds of doubt into the reader. A clever psychological read that has many good twists and feels very different to other books I have read in this genre.
I wish to express my thanks to Jane and Rachel for my copy of this book and spot on the blog tour. My thoughts are my own and are unbiased.
About the Author:
Jane Holland is a Gregory Award-winning poet and novelist. Her first novel KISSING THE PINK, published by Sceptre in 1999, was based on the women’s pro-snooker circuit, where she herself was a champion player, ranked 24th in the world. Since turning from sport to writing, she’s published six collections of poetry and dozens of thrillers, historicals, romances, romcoms, and feel-good fiction with major publishing houses, under various pseudonyms, including Victoria Lamb, Elizabeth Moss, Beth Good, and Hannah Coates.
Her first thriller GIRL NUMBER ONE hit #1 in the UK Kindle store in 2015, catapulting her into a life of crime. Her latest thriller is FORGET HER NAME. She currently lives with her husband and young family in the rural South-West, and enjoys encouraging new writers. You can find her on Twitter
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