Remember Me This Way by Sabine Durrant
|Remember Me This Way by Sabine Durrant|
|Category: General Fiction|
|Reviewer: Zoe Morris|
|Summary: Not just a whodunnit but also a did it happen? this is an engaging read to keep you guessing.|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 352||Date: July 2014|
|Publisher: Mulholland Books|
People should be sad when their husband or wife dies. It’s just the way things work. Whether it’s a sudden accident or a long time coming deterioration, there should be sorrow and maybe a few tears. But Lizzie is a little bit relieved when Zach dies in a horrible car crash. He was her husband and she loved him but there was more to it than that. Now it’s a year later and, for the first time, Lizzie feels strong enough to visit the scene of the accident. But all is not right when she gets there, and as she pulls at a loose thread, the whole jumper starts to unravel. As she starts to question everything she believed to be true, she can’t help but wonder if the whole story of that night hasn’t quite come out yet.
This is a brilliant psychological thriller that has you back and forth trying to figure out for yourself whether she is at best delusional or at worst in mortal danger. Someone seems to know more than they’re letting on, but it seems that they don’t want her to start digging and will do whatever it takes to silence her.
Lizzie is a librarian, supposed to be quite meek and mild, the sort of person who might be embarrassed to admit they met their husband on an online dating site. Zach was an artist with a troubling background he was seeking to put behind him with this marriage, a chance to start afresh. Together, people thought they made a sweet couple. But as the old saying goes, you never know what goes on behind closed doors. In some stories you say the characters grow over the length of the novel, but I don’t think that happens here. Lizzie changes but it’s more that her true colours start to show as the truth surfaces. She’s not changed, but the way people look at her has.
I had little clue what was going to happen in this book. It wasn’t confusing, but the plot was carefully unwound with secrets released bit by bit so you never got the impression you’d unearthed the whole story quite yet. I picked this book up based on who the author was, and didn’t really know an outline of the story until I started the first page. I enjoyed Sabine Durrant’s early books but I really adored last year’s Under Your Skin so I knew I was bound to like this one, and I did, though more than a couple of times I had to remind myself I wasn’t reading an Emily Barr as the intricate storyline, plus the geographical locations, kept making me think of her books.
This is a fab whodunit I would heartily recommend. It’s a proper story to get your teeth into and one I will want to re-read in a few months to see if I can pick up any more clues along the way now I know how it ends.
Thanks go to the publishers for supplying this book.
Besides the aforementioned Barr, this will appeal to those who like books such as The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
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