Sunday, May 30, 2021

You Will Remember Me by Hannah Mary McKinnon

Jack Smith wakes up on a beach with a horrendous head injury,  not recollecting anything about his past or who he is.  Amnesia is the theme in the beginning of this book but the suspense that develops about "Jack" and his past makes this a page turner.  

The writing is excellent, so descriptive you can clearly visualize the beach and waves, you feel the bitter cold seeping into his bones. What a beginning to pull you in. I resented having to put the book down to make dinner.

Jack's girlfriend Lily Reid doesn't accept that her British boyfriend has drowned as he was an excellent swimmer.  The police shatter some of her ideas about Jack when they tell her he was living under a false identity, his driver's license was fake as was all other forms of identification.  Did he disappear on purpose and what was he running from?

This sounds like a template of girl finds boy, he suddenly remembers and they live happily ever after.  Do not assume that is how things will go! The ending was absolutely not what I expected and this psychological mind bender is not predictable.

Hannah Mary McKinnon is British author born in Manchester.  After reading this book (my first by McKinnon) I will seek out more of her work. 

Publication date is May 25, 2021 by  Harlequin.  Genre: General Fiction, Mystery and Thrillers.

Thank you to Netgalley for the advanced reader's copy of this book.  I was not compensated for the review, all opinions are mine.

Sharing with Joy's Book Blog for British Isles Friday.


  1. That does sound thrilling. I just got on the wait list for the ebook at the library. The library had another book by this author called Sister Dear, so I added it, too.


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