** advanced copy received via Netgalley **
Author : C.J. Carver
Title : Know Me Now
Series : Dan Forrester #3
Pages : 448
Publisher : Bonnier Zaffre
Publication date : December 14, 2017
A thirteen-year-old boy commits suicide.
A sixty-five-year old man dies of a heart attack.
Dan Forrester, ex-MI5 agent, is connected to them both.
And when he discovers that his godson and his father have been murdered, he teams up with his old friend, DC Lucy Davies, to find answers.
But as the pair investigate, they unravel a dark and violent mystery stretching decades into the past and uncover a terrible secret.
A secret someone will do anything to keep buried.
Gah! How did I not know about this series? Seriously? I’ve been missing out massively!
Know Me Now is the third instalment in the Dan Forrester series and the author shows no signs of letting up as it’s every bit as mind-blowing as the previous two books. Which you should totally read, if you haven’t already. Just saying. It’s been an absolute treat for me to be able to read these three phenomenal books one after the other in a matter of days. I’m feeling rather exhausted from all the excitement!
Dan’s father has passed away unexpectedly after a golf session in Germany. As if dealing with that isn’t enough, he also gets word his godson has died all the way up in Scotland. All the signs point to Connor having taken his own life but Grace isn’t convinced. When Dan discovers his father and godson may have been murdered, he brings in the help of Lucy to investigate further. But someone is going out of their way to keep a longstanding secret buried and nobody seems safe.
Obviously I can’t talk about what that secret is as that would ruin the entire plot but it has to be one of the most harrowing and horrifying things I’ve ever read about! It kind of wormed its way into my brain and I can’t stop thinking about it. As with the previous books, C.J. Carver manages to grab my attention from the first page and after having read the previous two books in quick succession, I felt completely safe in the author’s hands, knowing that I was yet again in for an absolutely fantastic time and C.J. Carver didn’t disappoint me.
Know Me Now is another well-paced addition and I found myself unable to put it down. Even when I had to, I found myself thinking about it, trying to figure out the connections and the culprits and as per usual, failing miserably. I was left guessing until the end as to what was going on or who was behind it all. There was a massive curveball I didn’t see coming at all, making me think I missed clues along the way.
I adore Dan and Lucy but it was such a treat to see Grace return. I hadn’t realised how much I missed her. This entire cast of characters works like a charm for me. The only one I still have problems sympathising with is Jenny. I can’t put my finger on it as to why I have issues with her, as her actions and attitude seem perfectly reasonable considering the circumstances, but I do. However, that has no effect on my enjoyment at all!
Terribly exciting, hugely entertaining, incredibly gripping and compelling, a thrill a minute … What more can I say? I’m a fan! The Dan Forrester series has shot right up to the top of my favourite series list and I can’t wait for more! Do yourself a favour and check this series out!
My thanks to Bonnier Zaffre for the advanced copy, which I received via Netgalley and chose to review honestly.
Know Me Now is available in ebook format. The paperback release is set for January 11th.