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Friday, 22 August 2014

Remember Me This Way by Sabine Durrant

Remember Me This WayRemember Me This Way by Sabine Durrant
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Remember Me This Way by Sabine Durrant.

I adore a book that gets my attention straight away. Just take a moment to look at that cover, it reaches out and tells you something.
You wonder what is buried inside the pages of this cover.

As I dig my way inside the pages I see that the initial opening is skimming across deeper and darker issues. This intrigues me.

As I delve more inside, I can see that there is a lot of things to unearth. Zach tells one part of the story and Lizzie tells things too.

When you read Zachs chapters/paragraphs you get into his mind, his thoughts, his strange way or thinking, odd way of things, his reasoning, reason.

Lizzie to me seems a down to earth sort of girl. She doesn't seem that deep, on the other hand, her husband Zach has hidden depths.

Zach 'was' an artist. Yes I said 'was'. He had a road traffic accident, burnt.
He died.

Or did he?

Lizzie reveals things that may look very suspect as to why Zach has planned his death. She thinks he is still very much alive. Or is he? Or is she just in denial.

I love how the author lead me to be thinking that Lizzie was trying her best to recreate Zach, that maybe that person she saw, that feeling she feels, that strange thing that happened was because Zach was alive. Was he alive and out to get her? Was he stalking her? Or was he simply ....dead.

Because Lizzie cannot accept he is dead, she tends to be uncovering things that she simply did not know.

We flip to Zach now and again and read what he is thinking, what his thoughts are, past.

We see Lizzie learning about her husband, and then we get explanations from Zach. Its very good, its well thought out, its well worded and its totally unexpected.

Although I have said these things now, I tell you, I've not give anything away really, there is sooooooo much more to this book.

There are hidden buried treasures in this book, emotionally, psychologically, it will keep you reading all day. Some things are darn right not rational.

I found myself laughing at times when reading some of Zach thoughts. He is sinister, but he has a sense of humor. [Unless mine is warped]

Its a brilliant read. I don't know how this author came up with the ideas in this book, but its sheer talent. I can't wait to read her other book I have on my list.

*I would like to thank Hodder & Stoughton via Net Galley for giving me the chance to read and review this book*

Everyone keeps telling me I have to move on. And so here I am, walking down the road where he died, trying to remember him the right way. 

A year after her husband Zach's death, Lizzie goes to lay flowers where his fatal accident took place. 

As she makes her way along the motorway, she thinks about their life together. She wonders whether she has changed since Zach died. She wonders if she will ever feel whole again. 

At last she reaches the spot. And there, tied to a tree, is a bunch of lilies. The flowers are addressed to her husband. Someone has been there before her.

Lizzie loved Zach. She really did. 

But she's starting to realise she didn't really know him. 

Or what he was capable of . . 

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