Book review: Forget Me Not by Luana Lewis

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A tragic suicide?

When Rose’s daughter, Vivien, is found dead in a suspected suicide, Rose has questions nobody can answer. Wasn’t Vivien living the perfect life? A caring husband, a sweet little girl of her own.

Or the perfect murder?

But as the police investigation develops, their findings raise new questions. Did Vivien kill herself, or was she attacked? If so, who has something to hide?

As Rose struggles to piece together the secrets of her daughter’s life, the cracks in the family begin to show. But once Rose knows the answers, there’s no going back…

A gripping thriller perfect for fans of Daughter, The Book of You and C L Taylor’s The Lie.

Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Losing your child is the most devastating thing that can happen to someone. Rose loses her only daughter, police suspect a possible suicide. Her perfect daughter had everything, perfect home, perfect husband, perfect little girl. But was that enough for happiness? Why would she want to kill herself?
Rose’s only hope in life now is little Lexi. She blames herself for her daughter’s suicide and taking care for the granddaughter makes her feel less guilty. But her son-in-law, Ben, doesn’t think that Rose is a good person to be around Lexi. He needs time for grieving. They both do. Or maybe there is some other reason for him to keep her far away from his daughter?
Vivien was perfect. She had an amazing look, men would turn their heads after her. She always got what she wanted. She would walk over dead bodies just to get what she wanted. Her husband, Ben, used to be her best friend’s boyfriend. There are no friends in war and love. She always took care of her appearance, always wondering what kind of impression she left. She had the perfect family, but was it perfect enough for her?
Rose has doubts about Vivien’s death. She suspects that something is going on in that house where her daughter’s family lives. Worried for Lexi’s safety, she starts her own investigation. She is really surprised when she sees Cleo, Vivien’s ex-best friend and Ben’s ex-fiance visiting Ben lately at night. Something is going on.
But is Rose ready for the truth, the real truth about her lovely daughter? For every parent, his/hers child is perfect. Parent’s love is unconditional and very often a parent can not see the real face of his/ hers child. Searching for the truth about her daughter’s death, Rose is trying to cope with her own failure as a mother. Being a grandmother is just an attempt to fix the things she messed up a long time ago. She is trying to find out the truth. Was her daughter a victim? Or was her family the victim? Who is the real predator here?
This is my first book from this author, but it certainly won’t be the last. The writing style captured me from the very first moment. I must admit, it reminds me a lot like the writing style of Paula Hawkins. I loved The Girl On The Train and I love Ms. Lewis’Forget Me Not. This is a brilliant story, with some very dark moments. The author created characters with masks, with two faces, one for the crowd, one that is shown when there is no one there to watch. You never know what happens behind the closed doors. We have just a few characters here, but everyone one of them has some skeleton in the closet. It is a grippy story with an ending that literary blew me off. Forget Me Not is a story you won’t be able to forget. Ever!
My opinion: 5 / 5.

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