#bookreview: The Day She Can’t Forget by Meg Carter

About the book…

The Day She Can't Forget CoverFormat: E-book
Published: 24th October 2016
Publisher: Canelo
Pages: 281 Pages

The Blurb
It changed her life. But can she remember everything?

On a cold evening Zeb, a single mum in her thirties, is found wandering aimlessly on a remote road. She is dazed, confused and bloodied.

She doesn’t know where she is, or how she got there. She has travelled far from home and someone has attacked her.

Memory loss means she can trust no-one, and with her assailant unidentified, Zeb is desperate to be reunited with her son Matty, and to ensure their safety.

But what will her search for the truth uncover? Will it bring answers, or more questions? And what if the person she can rely on the least… is herself?

Purchase the book: Amazon UK


The Review

The story is told from two view points, Zeb and Alma’s: Zeb is housed in the present day and Alma is sampling the delights of the 70’s.

Zeb, a vulnerable woman, is find roaming the streets of Scotland, covered in blood and disorientated. How did she get there and more importantly, why is she covered in blood? A hospital stay sees her trying to piece together the events leading up to the night she is found, which highlights some very unwelcome situations.

Alma is a musical genius – or so she’s portrayed to be – and embarks on her London College adventure. You learn that prior to her new adventure, she is treated badly by one of her musical teachers/influences. He finds out where she is staying and pays her an unwelcome visit. These situations leave Alma feeling vulnerable whilst also trying to be someone she’s not.

A lot of readers have felt the same as I did, we really liked the concept and idea, but felt that the two lives of Zeb and Alma were totally disconnected – they do eventually tie in together, but it takes a long time for this to happen. When you realise why their lives are connected it makes you wonder why it wasn’t detailed before.

Don’t be fooled by the above because the pages are packed with punch. The Day She Can’t Forget is penned as a psychological thriller, which automatically should make you feel excited. I seem to be reading a lot more psychological thrillers, as of a late, which is never a bad thing because I most enjoy trying to piece together the story to help find out the answers.


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