‘Remember Me’ was originally published way back in 2017 but is now being reissued by Bloodhound Books. Today I’m sharing the brand-new cover with you and my (very old) original review.
Author : Lynda Renham
Title : Remember Me
Pages : 310
Publisher : Bloodhound Books
Publication date : February 6, 2023
| ABOUT THE BOOK |
Sharni and her husband have just moved into 24 The Pines, and they appear to be ideal new neighbours to Clare and Chris. Sharni seems especially fond of Clare. She admires her and is always there to help, especially with childcare for Clare’s two-year-old son.
But Clare is starting to wonder whether Sharni just wants to be a good neighbour—or wants something more. Like Clare’s husband. Or her child. Or her life. And her anxiety starts to build every time Sharni comes near.
Is she just being overprotective, or are her worries justified? As Sharni’s influence touches everyone around her, Clare finds herself fighting for both her sanity and her family
| MY THOUGHTS |
Originally reviewed in May 2017.
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.
This reissue of ‘Remember Me’ will be published on February 6th and is now available for preorder! Amazon UK
| ABOUT THE AUTHOR |
Lynda Renham has been writing for as long as she can remember and had her first work published in a magazine at age nine and has continued writing in various forms since. She has had several poems published as well as articles in numerous magazines and newspapers. Recently she has taken part in radio discussions on the BBC.
She has studied literature and creative writing and has a blog on her web page: www.renham.co.uk
Lynda lives with her second husband and cat in Oxfordshire, England. She is Associate Editor for the online magazine The Scavenger and contributor to many others. When not writing Lynda can usually be found wasting her time on Facebook.
Fab review! And I like that cover.