Thursday, September 18, 2014

Book Review: "Forget Me" by K.A. Harrington

Morgan's boyfriend Flynn died in an unsolved hit-and-run accident, and she's still grieving.  Her best friend Toni suggests she post a picture of him online and say something sweet about him for closure.  As Morgan does this though... the social networking site's facial recognition software asks if she wants to tag him as "Evan Murphy".  Weird, right?  Curious, Morgan and Toni decide to check up on this Evan Murphy and find that he lives a couple towns over, is very much alive, and looks exactly like Flynn.  EXACTLY.  It's too strange to be just a coincidence, right?  Or is it stranger to consider that Flynn may have faked his own death?  Looking deeper into this unusual circumstance puts Morgan, Toni and even Flynn/Evan (?) in the middle of a mystery and cover-up much larger than they could have imagined.

This is such a fun mystery!  I fell right into all the twists and turns - to the point that I think I read about 200 pages in one sitting.  Every single time something lead me in one direction, everything would change again.  I am always a little disappointed if I figure it all out too early, but that was absolutely not the case here.  It all gets a little creepy too, which I always enjoy.  I mean, look at that cover!  One of the themes in this book is abandonment, and the town where it takes place is full of abandoned places like houses, mini-golf courses and even an amusement park.  Have you ever seen those pictures of abandoned amusement parks?   I kept picturing those while reading...  even if the action wasn't taking place in the park itself, it still was in the same town - and it just felt so creepy.  I loved it.

*****
Forget Me
by K.A. Harrington
Putnam, 2014
276 pages
Source:  Library
*****

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2 comments:

Amber Elise said...

Oh this sounds like a great mystery! And yes, I have seen those abandoned theme park images and they freak me the hell out, I like that you relate this novel to those images though - it means it's creepy and I like creepy!

Amber Elise @Du Livre

Maji Bookshelf said...

omg some of those abandoned amusement parks are CREEPY! and i also really liked this book. I also didn't guess the mystery but i thought it was a bit TOO random and unbelievable? still, it was a fun book, just like what you said!

- Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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