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Monday, 20 February 2017

DARE TO REMEMBER SUSANNA BEARD BLOG TOUR

DARE TO REMEMBER SUSANNA BEARD BLOG TOUR



Published 1st February 2017 by Legend Press
272 pages
Gene Crime Thriller
BUY DARE TO REMEMBER BY SUSANNA BEARD £8.99 AMAZON UK



Dare to Remember: New Psychological Crime Drama Paperback

Reeling from a brutal attack that leaves her best friend dead and her badly injured, Lisa Fulbrook flees to the countryside to recuperate. With only vague memories of the event, she isolates herself from her friends and family, content to spend her days wandering the hills with her dog, Riley.
However, Lisa is soon plagued, not only by vivid flashbacks, but questions, too: how did their assailant know them? Why were they attacked? And what really happened that night?
As she desperately tries to piece together the memories, Lisa realises that there’s another truth still hidden to her, a truth she can’t escape from. A truth that may have been right in front of her all along. A clever, sophisticated, psychological thriller.
A FEW LINES FROM DARE TO REMEMBER
She remembered the first part of the evening well enough: the after-work crowd spilling onto the pavement outside the pub, the hum of voices, the smell of beer. They had sat by the open door where it was cool.
They were joined by the usual gang in ones and twos and by the time Fergus turned up there were no seats left. ‘move up,’ he said, squeezing onto the end of the bench next to Lisa. ‘ Give me some space.’ As he sat down she caught a whiff of whisky mingled with a strange, earthy smell she couldn’t identify. Sweat glistened on his forehead.

MY REVIEW


If it wasn't for Christmas, new year and my birthday this book would have never been laid down until I had finished it from cover to cover.

Lisa and Ali were just two young women. Enjoying life. Kicking back and having fun until......
Something very bad happened and Ali was killed.

Lisa is undergoing therapy, it's helping her to talk about things but she only at first remembers herself in hospital.
Bit by bit things unfold.

Lisa needs time away, she needs her own company, a time to heal.
She moves into her new place. A good connection is formed with her elderly neighbor who has a dog. He's unable to take his dog out now so Lisa does, often, for lovely park and country walks.

Her day to day life moves on at a slow pace. She has purpose in seeing to her neighbor, walking the dog and now even adopting the dog, her friend, her companion.

She meets Jessica one day. Another friendship slowly blooms although Lisa wasn't eager to let that happen.

Night times though we're different, flashbacks.
Disturbing images and thoughts yet Lisa can't remember what it is she needs to remember.
Why is she feeling like this.

Her therapist is great. suggestions are made yet Lisa cannot always fulfill them.

I could hardly pull myself away from this fabulous read that kept my interest from page one to the end.
The characters were well grounded in my mind. I hung on every word, every sentence.
Fabulous authors talent to clear my head of everything around me and keep me focused on this story.
Great plot, great conclusion

My thanks to Legend Press via Net Galley for my personal copy

WHAT THE PRESS ARE SAYING
It kept me reading into the night… Sam Carrington
I found myself frantically turning  the pages, desperate to uncover what happened … Tracy Buchan
Written with care and a deep level of understanding, while simultaneously building up the suspense until you are racing  to find out what happened a great read…  SueFortin
Intriguing and gripping…    Rachel Abbott
Beautiful taut and controlled writing gripping all the way through…  Shelley Weiner 
A stunning and confident first novel… Sharon Bloom

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