mystery · suspense · thriller

How I Lost You – Jenny Blackhurst ★★★★

Blurb; A woman without a memory struggles to discover the truth about her past and her identity in this cerebral and dark thriller reminiscent of works by bestselling authors S.J. Watson and Ruth Ware.

I have no memory of what happened but I was told I killed my son. And you believe what your loved ones, your doctor and the police tell you, don’t you? My name is Emma Cartwright. Three years ago I was Susan Webster, and I murdered my twelve-week-old son Dylan. I was sent to Oakdale Psychiatric Institute for my crime, and four weeks ago I was released early on parole with a new identity, address, and a chance to rebuild my tattered life. This morning, I received an envelope addressed to Susan Webster. Inside it was a photograph of a toddler called Dylan. Now I am questioning everything I believe because if I have no memory of the event, how can I truly believe he’s dead? If there was the smallest chance your son was alive, what would you do to get him back?

My Review; I decided to dive into this story after recently reading and loving The Foster Child by Jenny. I was not disappointed. What a thrilling story… A cleverly written brilliant plot. I am seriously impressed and loving this author.

How I Lost You is easy to read, contains short chapters and once it gets going is fast paced. I did find it took me a while to get to the good bit, but it is well worth the wait and read. I loved how everything just connected together so perfectly even when I had no clue what was going on. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat especially towards the end. 

It is hard to believe this is Jenny’s debut story it is so good! I must admit however I did start feeling sorry for Emma/Susan’s character the poor woman. This is a story I didnt want to rush, it was one I wanted to enjoy. I awarded a well deserved four stars and would highly recommend to you all even though I am late reading this one. 

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