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Saturday, May 22, 2021

Review: You Will Remember Me by Hannah Mary McKinnon

You Will Remember Me
by Hannah Mary McKinnon

Thanks so much to MIRA books and the author for this advanced copy.  I couldn't wait and one-sat read this in lieu of my IG Live with the author on 5/24 at 7pm EST. This is the #BuddyReadsToDieFor book club's June pick and we couldn't be more excited to get everyone reading.  We will also be holding a Zoom Q&A with the author on 6/26 at 7pm EST so let me know if you're in!

Publisher: MIRA
Publish Date: May 25, 2021
Kindle Edition
294 Pages
Genres: Thriller, Psychological Suspense

An unputdownable amnesia thriller that begs the question: how can you trust anyone when you can't even trust yourself?

Forget the truth.
Remember the lies.

He wakes up on a deserted beach in Maryland with a gash on his head and wearing only swim trunks. He can’t remember who he is. Everything—his identity, his life, his loved ones—has been replaced by a dizzying fog of uncertainty. But returning to his Maine hometown in search of the truth uncovers more questions than answers.

Lily Reid thinks she knows her boyfriend, Jack. Until he goes missing one night, and her frantic search reveals that he’s been lying to her since they met, desperate to escape a dark past he’d purposely left behind.

Maya Scott has been trying to find her estranged stepbrother, Asher, since he disappeared without a trace. Having him back, missing memory and all, feels like a miracle. But with a mutual history full of devastating secrets, how far will Maya go to ensure she alone takes them to the grave?

Shared fates intertwine in a twisty, explosive novel of suspense, where unearthing the past might just mean being buried beneath it.

My Review:

OMG, I'm sittring here literally right after finishing this book and that last damn 5% GOT ME. *insert weird happy dance with a creepy smile*   Ok y'all.  If you're a thriller lover and haven't read McKinnon yet, what the hell are you waiting for?  Now, I had a couple of her books for AGES before I finally picked one up and legitimately kicked myself in the ass after I read Neighbors for waiting so damn long.  This is my 4th book by this author and I love, LOVE, her wicked mind.

Your boyfriend disappears one night after going for a swim.  In your frantic search for him, you find that he isn't quite the person you thought he was but you need answers so after Nancy Drewing yourself around his place, you stumble on a way to find him and lo and behold ... there he is but he doesn't remember a damn thing. F*CK!  But he's not the only one with secrets, is he?

Look y'all - again, McKinnon hooks me from the get go and honestly, I was enjoying the ride but was thinking I've read similar before.  Let's see how we get to the point where surely a, b and c are going to happen... what I wasn't expecting was that last part, with an excellent epilogue that made my dark heart very, VERY happy. For pure entertainment and a damn good time, I give it all the stars. 

Oh, and McKinnon, I read the Q&A at the end of the Reader's Guide and I was cackling creepily as well during that one part. 😉 


Jessica's Review:

This is my fourth book by McKinnon and there’s no way in hell it will be my last! After reading THE NEIGHBORS last year I couldn’t wait for her newest book to release. YOU WILL REMEMBER ME is another binge worthy thriller with all the hallmarks you come to expect from Hannah Mary McKinnon. All the crazy characters, red herrings, twists, and just constantly making you second guess what will happen next.

I don’t want to accidentally spoil anything so I’ll keep the details to a minimum. When picking this up and knowing it had to do with a man waking up on a beach with no memory. There are a lot of thrillers out there dealing with amnesia and they all feel the same and can be predictable, but McKinnon found a way to throw a wrench in that with the epilogue! Oh my god. Do yourself a favor and make sure you read it because I was not expecting it to take that turn and I’m so happy it did!

Hannah Mary McKinnon remains an auto-buy author for me and I don’t see that ever changing. I recommend picking up any of her incredible books and I’m anxiously waiting for the next twisted thing she comes up with next! So happy this was our June #BuddyReadsToDieFor selection.

5 stars

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