Remember Me By Amy McLellan – Book Review @AmyMcLellan2 @Netgalley #Netgalley #RememberMe #Bookreview @orionbooks

May 13, 2020     Ami-May     Book Reviews

Remember MeRemember Me by Amy McLellan
Publisher: Orion Publishing
Publication Date: November 28, 2019
Pages: 368
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Source: Netgalley, Publisher
Genre: Crime Fiction, Fiction, Pyschological Thriller

Last night my sister was murdered. The police think I killed her.

I was there. I watched the knife go in. I saw the man who did it.

And heard him laugh because he knows he'll never get caught.

He knows I have prosopagnosia - I can't recognise faces.

And if I don't find the man who killed my sister, I'll be found guilty of murder.

Today I have a book review for Remember Me by Amy McLellan with her debut novel published by Orion Publishing.

Rating Report
Plot/Narrative

Sarah was in a car accident in which she developed a lasting brain injury known as Prosopagnosia, which means she can’t recognize faces. Her sister is murdered, and the police think she is the prime suspect of the murder.

This imaginative plot is astounding and cunningly constructed, what you think it is, undeniably is not. Brilliant debut novel, which I shall look out for lots more books by Amy McLellan (Subtle hint!). An Author to look out for who I predict will have a wonderful future as a writer.

10 stars
Characters

Sarah is an intriguing character, especially because of her brain issues, called prosopagnosia. I have never heard about such a long causing brain injury. But she defiantly a love/hate character, sometimes you feel so much empathy, her frustrations, and get a wonderful, insightful view of who she is and how her prosopagnosia affects her everyday life. Then comes to times you want to slap her with a wet fish or you have the stabby feelings repeatedly.

10 stars
Writing Style/Pacing

Amy’s writing style is unambiguous, wonderful, flawless and written beautifully. She knows how to draw her readers into a book full of twists and turns, secrets and lies, multiple characters with motive, and sending us back to the past to experience Joanne’s and Sarah’s relationship, and how Joanne used to Support Sarah, etc.
Also, I would like to mention about wonderfully detailed and sensitively Amy portrayed anxiety. And the way she explained, got you intrigued about Prosopagnosia and giving us enough details and information throughout about the condition and the effects this has on the suffer. The pacing started off slowed but soon went at 150 MPH until the unveiling, shocking, twisting, thrilling end.

10 stars
Themes/Settings

It centers the main themes around Sarah and Joanne’s Relationship and Sarah Brain injury and anxiety. How she copes with the murder of her sister. Proving her innocent. And how she will carry on without her Sisters support, how she will cope with her face blindness and her anxiety.
 

10 stars
Cover
10 stars
Overall Thoughts

Ah, what to say about this unambiguous, wonderful, flawless and beautiful debut novel. She knows how to draw her readers into a book full of twists and turns, secrets and lies, multiple characters with motive, and sending us back to the past to experience Joanne’s and Sarah’s relationship, and how Joanne used to Support Sarah, etc.
 
This imaginative plot is astounding and cunningly constructed, what you think it is, undeniably is not.
 
The pacing started off slowed but soon went at 150 MPH until the unveiling, shocking, twisting, thrilling end.
 
A brilliant novel which I shall look out for lots more books by Amy McLellan. An Author to look out for who I predict will have a wonderful future as a writer.

 

10 stars
Final Rating 10 stars
five-stars

About Amy McLellan

Amy is an author and freelance journalist, a job that has taken her around the world, from the midnight-sun of the Arctic Circle to the desert heat of Oman, from wind-swept North Sea oil rigs to the bustling bazaars of Tehran. Now based in Shropshire, where she lives with her husband and three children, Amy writes on a wide range of subjects for the national and trade press while indulging her life-long passion for books. When she’s not writing, Amy can be found drinking too much coffee, long-distance running and exploring the beautiful Shropshire hills.

Amy’s debut novel, Remember Me, was published by Orion in November 2019 (eBook) and the paperback will follow in April 2020.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • Netgalley 2020
  • Reading 2020
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