The Forgotten by Casey Kelleher @bookouture @CaseyKelleher


Book Description:

The more people you love, the more you have to lose…

Nancy Byrne might be the head of the notorious Byrne crime family, but she’s determined to give her little daughter, Scarlett, the best start possible.

After the death of her beloved father, the notorious gangster Jimmy Byrne, nothing’s stopping Nancy from making money on her own terms – even if she has to combine motherhood with providing for her entire family. But with enemies at their door, she’ll do whatever it takes to protect her loved ones.

But then comes the day when Scarlett goes missing, snatched by a stranger during a trip to the local park, and Nancy’s world is torn apart. Amidst the terror of losing her precious daughter, Nancy is sure of only two things. Someone has taken her daughter … and when she finds them, there’s going to be hell to pay.

Can she find Scarlett – before it’s too late? Or will Nancy’s life of crime come back to haunt her in the worst way possible?


My Thoughts:

The Forgotten is the last book in the Byrne family trilogy. I highly recommend reading them in order so you get the maximum enjoyment from this book. It has been an absolutely brilliant series so you don’t want to miss out on some great reads either.

I had been counting down the days before I could get my hands on this book and catch up with Nancy and her family again. Thankfully they make other family feuds look like silly squabbles compared to theirs.

The part to do with Scarlett going missing, my heart was literally in my mouth. I really wasn’t too sure what the outcome of her going missing was going to be and I was dreading turning the pages. My heart was pounding like mad and I wasn’t sure if it could take what I thought was going to happen. Thankfully it did though even though the author gives nothing away right up until the last minute making for one of the most tense reading experiences I’ve ever had.

There are plenty of likeable and not so likeable characters in the story. Some have you swapping your mind in how you feel as at times I had empathy for them and at others I would loved to have given them a good old slap.

The Forgotten is a brilliant finale to what has been a highly entertaining and addictive trilogy. These are not easy reads by any means due to the nature of the story but boy do they make for some adrenaline fuelled and thrilling reading experiences. Absolutely love this authors books and can’t wait to see what she has in store for her readers in the future.

My thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

The Forgotten is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).

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Author Bio:

Born in Cuckfield, West Sussex, Casey Kelleher grew up as an avid reader and a huge fan of author Martina Cole.

Whilst working as a beauty therapist and bringing up her three children together with her husband, Casey penned her debut novel Rotten to the Core. Its success meant that she could give up her day job and concentrate on writing full time.

She has since published Rise and Fall, Heartless, Bad Blood, The Taken, The Promise, The Betrayed, The Broken and her latest release The Forgotten is due for publication on the 7th August 2018.

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Twitter: @caseykelleher

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