Forget Me Not, A. M. Taylor

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on 03/01/2019

A double murder-mystery with a twist I didn’t predict? Yes, please! Check out my thoughts on Forget Me Not by A. M. Taylor.

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Cover of Forget Me Not which follows Maddie as she tries to solve her best friends disappearance.

Title: Forget Me Not

Author: A. M. Taylor

Pages: 336

What happened to Nora?

On 8 January 2008, Nora’s car was found abandoned on a highway – she was never found. Fast forward 10 years, and we meet Maddie, Nora’s best friend, who has returned to her home town for the 10 year anniversary of Nora’s disappearance.

Sad times. It gets worse.

Nora disappeared when she was 17. On the exact same day, 10 years later, Nora’s now 17 year old sister is found murdered almost in the exact same spot as the car was found all those years ago.

And so begins Maddie’s journey to build friendships that were decimated by grief, to rebuild herself and to find the killer.


Forget Me Not follows the same beats as most murder/mystery books out there. It’s written using a combination of prose and news paper articles which is great way to build up a bit more of picture of the state in which the main characters are situated and to deliver those little clues that those who read this type of book adore.We’d all been there before and yet familiarity doesn’t always mean

I loved the resolution. I really didn’t see it coming until it was basically happening. However, I can’t help but feel a bit disappointed. I think this is mostly due to the pacing. The resolution happens in maybe the last 10% of the book with tidbits coming in at about 50% through. This spacing felt a little off to me.

It also doesn’t help that the reason why the entire thing happened is the most stereotypical. I won’t spoil it for you, but if you’ve read more than two murder/mystery books, you’ll probably get it in three guesses.

That being said, I think the character development throughout the book is fantastic. You get to know Maddie and several other characters really well. The flashbacks, which were italicised, took a little while to get used to but ultimately really shook up the way in which you read the book and absolutely tested my memory and clue-finding skills!

Ultimately, Forget Me Not was a good, standard murder/mystery read. If you’re looking for something a bit more innovative, this isn’t your book but a nice easy read on a rainy Sunday? Absolutely.

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  • Jen @ Jen D Bibliophile

    Great review! I think I’ll add this to my TBR!

    03/01/2019 at 6:36 pm Reply
  • SHA @ BookPrincessReviews

    I’m weak to mysteries with the newspaper clipping/prose format. It’s a lot more common now and still, every time I spot a book like that, it’s pretty much an auto-buy. Your review does make me a bit cautious, since I’ve read a lot of mysteries so if you think the ending is a little predictable, I’ll probably spot it. I might just get this from the library, instead of purchasing.

    03/01/2019 at 7:27 pm Reply
  • Jenna

    I have never read any murder mystery books. I am planning to get back into my reading this year. So i will most definitely look into one.

    03/01/2019 at 8:19 pm Reply
  • Aimsy

    Ooo this book sounds intriguing. I love a good murder mystery and crime style books., I think they are my favourite genre to read. I will deffo be checking this one out and popping it on my list to read.
    I’m currently reading ‘Family Reunion’ by Robert F Barker. It is book 4 in the DCI Carver series, and I was hooked on these from the first book. I would highly recommend!

    Love discovering new books, thanks for posting!

    Aimsy xoxo

    03/01/2019 at 8:53 pm Reply
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