Book Review: Forget My Name by J.S. Monroe

Forget My Name by J.S Monroe


My Rating: 💙💙💙💙

Format:Advance Digital Review Copy

Genres: General Fiction (Adult), Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis/Blurb (taken from NetGalley):

“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.”


My Thoughts & Review

I’m going to keep this review short and sweet as writing too much will result in me giving too much away, so here goes.

I really enjoyed this book, it’s a very modern thriller about a woman who has what is believed to be temporary amnesia who can’t remember anything from her past except for a few details about a friend. She turns up at a house which she believes she used to live at and is invited in by some strangers that are living there. The story starts to unfold and the book turns into a real page turner and “unputdownable”.

The book is written using viewpoints of multiple characters. I did get confused at times because of this but nothing major that I couldn’t work out as I read on.  I thought there was good characterisation and they all seemed to develop as the book goes on.

While reading this book I did wonder who in their right mind would let a stranger into their house and let them stay, but as I read on it all starts to make sense as everything comes together nicely.

This was another book where I thought I had worked out how it would end but once again I was wrong.

This book did remind me of another book that I’ve read many many years ago but I can’t remember the name of that book, also I think it was a library book as it’s not on my shelves otherwise I would know which one it was.

Overall I enjoyed this book although it was full of twists and turns I thought there was something missing. For me it was the ending that had a missing element that I can’t quite put my finger on.

A book that I do recommend, especially if you’re looking for a good mystery thriller.

I would like to thank NetGalley and Head of Zeus for my eARC in return for a honest and unbiased review.


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