Early this year I reviewed Sabine Durrant’s first foray into crime fiction, Under Your Skin – which offered a final twist, rendering the oft-quoted Gone Girl a bit of an anticlimax!
Durrant’s latest release, Remember Me This Way, offers readers offers another quality psychological thriller – which will keep you guessing until the very end.
A year after her husband Zach was killed in a fatal accident Lizzie travels to the scene to lay some flowers – only to discover that someone has been there before her.
Lizzie is struggling with grief – but it’s more than that. Just before her husband’s accident Lizzie had left him a letter, breaking up with him. Her guilt is only partially allayed by her relief that he didn’t see the note.
Or did he?
A sense of being watching and feeling of foreboding starts to plague Lizzie as she questions how well she knew Zach. And we readers get a sense of the manipulative, domineering and dangerous man he was through his own diary.
It’s hard to talk about this novel without revealing too much, but Durrant ensures we have just enough insight into Lizzie and Zach’s lives and relationship to keep us guessing.
A great follow-up to Under Your Skin and I look forward to Durrant’s next offering… but I do worry a little about the sort of people she hangs with, given the complex and devious characters she devises.
Remember Me This Way, published by Hodder & Stoughton (and via Hachette Australia) will be available from 17 July 2014.
I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes.
Buy a copy now from Amazon: Remember Me This Way: A Novel