A new neighbour becomes a new friend. She looks up to you. She admires you, but is it you she wants? You begin to wonder if she wants your husband, or even your child. But then you realise, she wants your life.
When Sharni and Tom move into 24 The Pines, it seems like Clare and Chris have the perfect neighbours. Sharni is always there to help, especially with childcare for Clare’s two-year-old, Ben. But Clare can’t shake off the feelings of anxiety that assail her whenever Sharni is near. Is Clare just being overprotective, or are her feelings justified? As Sharni’s influence touches everyone around her, Clare finds herself fighting for her sanity as well as her family.
Hello, psychological thriller/suspense genre. We meet again. Despite my good intentions, I just can’t seem to be able to quit you.
When I first started reading Remember Me, I had a feeling I’d read something like it before. More than once. A couple moves in next door but they seem to be too good to be true. One person is wary of them but isn’t believed … because of reasons. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? (And also slightly cryptic, I know, but I’m trying really hard here not to give anything away!)
Well, I was wrong. It doesn’t happen often but there you go. This turned out to be something completely different to what I expected! There’s a current of underlying tension that totally gripped me. I couldn’t figure out who was reliable, who I could trust, and I definitely couldn’t figure out what was going on. I was second guessing everyone and everything.
While I really quite enjoyed the change in point of view about halfway through the story, it was also too repetitive for my liking but I understand the reasoning behind it. I just felt maybe it could have been handled a bit differently.
However, this is a fabulously structured plot with plenty of surprises, twists, turns, red herrings and a whole lot of crazy! I’m glad I kept reading after my initial reaction. Predictable, it is not. Just goes to show that sometimes you need to stick at a book because you never know.
Lynda Renham is not an author I was familiar with at all. She’s not a debut author by any means but this is her first outing into a completely new genre for her and I do hope it won’t be her last.
Remember me was published on March 24th.