Title: Remember Me This Way
Author: Sabine Durrant
First published July 14, 2014
368 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 9781444762440 (ISBN10: 1444762443)
After her husband’s tragic death, Lizzie is struggling to find closure. Returning to the scene of Zach’s accident, she attempts to come to terms with his passing and remember him in the right way.
But upon arrival, Lizzie discovers a strange bunch of flowers addressed to her late husband. As she begins to unravel the mystery of who left the flowers, Lizzie realizes that she may not have known Zach as well as she thought.
With each new discovery, Lizzie is forced to confront the secrets that Zach kept hidden and the truth about their relationship. Remember Me This Way is a gripping tale of love, loss, and the search for the truth.
About the Author
Sabine Durrant resides in the bustling city of London, England, where she is raising her three children.
Remember Me This Way by Sabine Durrant is a gripping psychological thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats from start to finish. Durrant is an established author, having written several books, including Under Your Skin, Lie With Me, and Take Me In, which have all been highly praised.
Remember Me This Way, first published in 2014, is no exception to her impressive repertoire.
The plot revolves around a young couple, Lizzie and Zach, who seem to have the perfect marriage.
They live in a quaint British town and are deeply in love, until one day, Zach dies in a car accident, leaving Lizzie to mourn his loss. However, as time passes, strange and unsettling events begin to occur, and Lizzie begins to question whether Zach is really gone or if he is still alive and playing mind games with her.
The story is told from multiple perspectives, including Lizzie’s, Zach’s, and an unknown third person, which adds layers of complexity to the narrative. Durrant skillfully weaves a tale of obsession, loss, and deceit, exploring the darker parts of the human psyche.
The characters are well-developed, and the pacing is excellent, building the suspense and leading to a satisfying conclusion. The book also touches on themes of grief, mental illness, and the fragility of relationships.
While Remember Me This Way is a work of fiction, it raises important questions about how we cope with loss and the lengths we are willing to go to hold on to someone we love. In this way, it has cultural significance and resonates with current issues about mental health and wellness.
One of the strengths of the book is Durrant’s writing style. She has a way of creating vivid imagery and painting a picture of the world of her characters, making it easy for readers to fully immerse themselves in the story.
The plot twists are unexpected, and the tension is palpable.
On the other hand, one of the weaknesses of the book is that some of the characters’ actions are hard to believe or justify, which can make it difficult for readers to fully empathize with them.
Additionally, some parts of the book that are confusing or unresolved, which may leave some readers feeling unsatisfied. Overall, Remember Me This Way is an excellent psychological thriller that is sure to entertain and captivate readers.
I would highly recommend it to fans of Paula Hawkins, Gillian Flynn, and Ruth Ware. This book receives a rating of a 4 out of 5.