ARC Review: Dare to Remember by Susanna Beard

Publishing date: 1 Feb 2017

Author: Susanana Beard

Genre: Psychological thriller

Rating: 4.5/5

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.

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Okay, here’s a confession. I’ve not read that many psychological thrillers. I love the idea of psychological thrillers, but  I tend to find them a bit difficult to get through.In spite of that, I managed to get through this book in one sitting.

This book dealt with a woman called Lisa who was dealing with the trauma of being attacked and having lost her best friend. I thought it portrayed the feelings of such a person really well, and I really enjoyed reading about it. The flashback scenes did a really good job of projecting an air of mystery and horror that had me turning the pages.

This book was less focused on the action, and more on the feelings and repercussions on the main character, as well as on the side characters. That really worked well in this book. The only issue I had with the book was the ending, which was rather anti-climatic. I do understand why it ended the way it did, but it was a bit of a let down.

 

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