Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Review: Forget Her Name by Jane Holland

Print Length: 348 pages
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (January 25, 2018)

From 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?

My Rating: 2 stars out of 5

Unfortunately (or maybe ironically), for a book entitled Forget Her Name, this book is utterly forgettable. 

There wasn't much to like about any of these characters, and the main twist was ... disappointing to say the least. In fact, I had it figured out within the first few chapters - it was that obvious (for me anyway). The characters had no redeeming qualities (although in some cases it made sense), but for the most part this story just seemed full of unnecessary elements that did more to drag the story down than it did to build suspense or add any kind of "twist".  

What sealed the fate of this story for me was the utterly laughable and improbable ending. After everything that had happened - all the things these characters had endured and put each other through - and that is how the author decided to end it? I guess it could be said the ending was surprising in a way as I never expected it to play out the way it did. 

Overall, I am sure this novel may still appeal to some readers. It just wasn't for me. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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