“Forget You Know Me” has been labeled as a thriller by the publisher. I would have to disagree with this. I’ve had this occur with several books recently: The genre label for marketing the book is, in my opinion, inaccurate, which results in a lower rating than it probably deserves. This novel is labeled as mystery and thriller, and I didn’t see it as either.
There is a lot going on in this book. Too much. Think extortion, deadly fire, adultery, mystery medical issues, embezzling, romance, as well as deadly loan sharks. I had a difficult time getting into the book, starting it several times and putting it aside. I eventually did get into it, but must state that there was simply too much in this novel to really enjoy it. I didn’t like any of the characters, except for the kids. It was difficult to invest in caring what happened to any of them, and caught myself more than once, skimming ahead. I would have trouble recommending this book to anyone, with so many excellent books out there that demand more from the reader than sloshing along waiting for it to be over. I am not typically one to give poor reviews, as I feel an artist’s work should be respected and set aside for those who can appreciate it better than I. This time, I just want to state that this one should likely be skipped.
Forget you saw it.
Thank you to #NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. #ForgetYouKnowMe
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