Reeling from a brutal attack that leaves her best friend dead and her badly injured, Lisa Fulbrook flees to the countryside to recuperate. With only vague memories of the event, she isolates herself from her friends and family, content to spend her days wandering the hills with her dog, Riley.
However, Lisa is soon plagued, not only by vivid flashbacks, but questions, too: how did their assailant know them? Why were they attacked? And what really happened that night?
As she desperately tries to piece together the memories, Lisa realises that there’s another truth still hidden to her, a truth she can’t escape from. A truth that may have been right in front of her all along.
A clever, sophisticated, psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, S.J. Watson, B A Paris and Sophie Hannah
I love psychological thrillers, they are without a doubt my favourite genre. Anything that states it is part of this genre or that there is something shocking that lurks between the pages is sure to have me wanting to read it.
Lisa has been through an horrific event. She has lost her best friend Ali and is struggling to get on with her life. She moves to a remote little village in the hope of escaping the horrible events that have left her physically and mentally scarred.
Unfortunately for Lisa she can’t escape the events and sees a therapist to help her come to terms with her friends death. I think what is more frustrating for Lisa is that she can’t actually remember what happened. She feels that by remembering it will help her heal and move on and also make her feel less guilty with Ali’s family that she survived and Ali didn’t.
The story is full of suspense and I was dying to know what the actual turn of events were that led to Ali’s death. There is such a build up in the book that I was rushing to get to the end for all to be revealed to me. I have to admit that this was the only thing that let the story down slightly, was the ending. It just didn’t quite live up to the expectations that I had in my mind from the tag line with the title. Don’t get me wrong it is definitely a psychological thriller as well as being a page turner. For me though it is one very much of suspense than actual shocking. It is still a great read though, I think for me because I read so many in this genre that when a book declares its going to be shocking, having read more than a few that have blown me away, it really needs to literally blow me away.
Dare To Remember is without a doubt a novel that will have the reader gripped and desperate to reach the end for answers. The author does well to keep the reader guessing throughout and it certainly had me on the edge of my seat in anticipation. A good debut novel by an author who is certainly one to watch out for.
My thanks to Lucy at Legend Press for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
Dare To Remember is out today and available to purchase from Amazon.