FORGET ME NOT by Luana Lewis
It’s just a matter of facts: when a book keeps me awake all night untill the crack of the dawn , for me is 5 stars. Easy.
This is the case of “Forget Me Not” by Luana Lewis. When I first saw this book on NetGalley I was , as usually happen, hooked up by the cover and then when I read the synopsis, I was sold. Probably because of the jet lag, or maybe not, this book keep me awake all night long. The story is told from Rose, a newborn care nurse and too-busy single mum, as she investigate on her daughter Vivien death and struggle to have the chance to spend more time with her neglected grand-daughter.
I was surprise because respect to all the thrillers that are hitting the shelves recently , this one wasn’t exactly in “Gone Girl” style, like a script ready for a movie, but is actually in between. Most of the story is told at present tense by Rose, but starting from the middle we can also find some flashbacks of Vivien last days, but not much, everything we know about her are reported information from her mum and former best friend. And let me tell you, the way we perceive people may be really different.
I actually like more this style respect to the other because is like being the one investigating on the crime. Too many point of views may be interesting and satisfy my curiosity but also can make the mystery too easy to solve. You know what I mean?
Vivian death seems intended to stay unsolved. Murder or suicide? Domestic incident or health problems? It was such frustrating for me not to have a hint about the mystery until the very end of the book. I was about to give up because I had only one possible solution on my list and it was so obvious I was like “Please! Don’t be so easy, please!”. But then, all of a sudden, the god of reader must have heard my pray and everything change. I didn’t see it coming so I was very pleased.
Fast paced reading and unexpected solution. The prose is light and easy to read, well balanced between the development of the mystery itself and the description of characters past life experience through flashbacks. It couldn’t be better that this, I love it!
I would like to thank RandomHouse for my copy in exchange of a honest review.