Forget Me Not by Miranda Rijks

4 Stars from me

I am delighted to be a part of the blog tour for Forget Me Not by the wonderful Miranda Rijks – I have read and enjoyed many of her books now.

The main character, Helen, is an interesting subject. She desperately misses her, presumed dead, ex-husband but has found a new love and has carved a new life for herself despite the shadow hanging over her past.

She is a brave lady for taking a job in the Alps even though it is where her husband perished. Spurred on by the love she has with her new partner and the life she wants to build for her child, she takes the jobs and we know before she even arrives that it’s not going to go to plan!

Miranda Rijks has a sublime way for getting under a character’s skin. It was impossible not to empathise with Helen and to admire her grit and determination when things began to not quite go her way.

Other central characters were just as engaging and the book had several heart in mouth moments as, to use a dreadfully cliched expression… once the story began to unravel it was like a snowball careering downhill and wildly out of control.

Overall a really enjoyable read and my thanks to Zooloos Books Tours and Miranda Rijks for letting me be a part of this blog tour.

Blurb: Five years ago, Helen lost her husband. Now she may lose her life.

Five years ago, Helen’s husband Paul went missing while skiing in the Swiss Alps. His body was never found, but he is presumed dead because no-one could have survived a night on that freezing mountainside.

It took Helen a long time to get over her loss, but now she has pulled her life back together – she is an acclaimed interior designer in a loving relationship with a new man.

Even better, Helen has just been offered her dream project, renovating a luxurious chalet in an idyllic location. There’s only one catch – it’s right next to the resort where Paul went missing.

She decides to take the job anyway, convincing herself that a visit to the scene of her great tragedy will actually be good for her, that it will give her a chance to lay old demons to rest.

But soon after she arrives, she makes an utterly shocking discovery and finds herself caught up in a nightmarish web of treachery and deceit where nothing is as it seems.

Only one thing is certain – the mountains want to claim another body…


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