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19 June 2019

Book Review: Forget My Name by JS Monroe *AD Gifted

Head of Zeus sent me a free electronic review copy of Forget My Name by JS Monroe.

I thought that this was a very clever domestic thriller and although I was expecting a twist (there's always a twist) this one surprised me quite a bit.

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How do you know who to trust...
...when you don't even know who you are?

You are outside your front door. 
There are strangers in your house.
Then you realise. You can't remember your name.

She arrived at the train station after a difficult week at work. Her bag had been stolen, and with it, her identity. Her whole life was in there – passport, wallet, house key. When she tried to report the theft, she couldn’t remember her own name. All she knew was her own address.

Now she's outside Tony and Laura's front door. She says she lives in their home. They say they have never met her before.

One of them is lying.

5 Words: Secrets, lies, memory, manipulation, mystery.

Forget My Name was an quick and compelling read, one that was difficult to put down. It presented so many mysteries that I was desperate to solve and slowly became more and more sinister as the story progressed.

Our mystery women is quite quickly called Jemma with a "J" by Tony, and this is pretty much where the fun starts. With a main character unable to remember even her name, the narrator is immediately wholly unreliable. As the story unfolds she becomes even more unreliable as she is influenced by everyone around her.

I loved how unpredictable this book was. I was surprised again and again. It is definitely more of a mystery than a thriller, but it did have me on the edge of my seat at times.

I thought that Forget My Name by JS Monroe was a very clever read, I liked the way the story twisted and turned, and how I never knew who to trust or what was true. It is a compelling read that I couldn't put down.


  1. This one sounds like it could be interesting!

  2. I've never of this one before but I am recommending it to my mum immediately!

    1. When I finished it I passed it straight to my own mum and she finished it in a day haha.

  3. Sounds like an interesting read! Lovely review, Cora!😊

    Shirley |

  4. Great review & it sounds really creepy and unsettling!

  5. This sounds right up my street, great review ��

  6. Wonderful review! This book looks really interesting.

  7. My mo reads these types of books all the time! I have been meaning to try one, and this one sounds really good!


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