The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Every family holds a secret.
How far would yours go to keep it?
Twenty-eight year old schoolteacher, Claudia Cabriati, has no memory of her life before the age of eight. This is not something she thought unusual, until a strangely familiar woman possessing knowledge of that life, is shot and killed in the grounds of Claudia’s home.
Another brutal murder follows, along with the heartbreaking revelation of an unimaginable family conspiracy. Claudia crumbles into a world driven by fear and the irrational need to run and hide.
Why were people suddenly dying around her? Were any of her family, particularly her much-beloved Papa, involved in their deaths? More importantly, would her life be next?
With her trust challenged by those she loves, Claudia turns to the mysterious and enigmatic Saul Reardon. Together they embark on a dangerous journey in search of answers.
But is the past sometimes better left buried?
Set amongst the natural beauty of Australia’s eastern coastline and its richly forested hinterland, Forgotten is a fast-paced mystery thriller that explores the controversial nature of family love and protection, loyalty and self-preservation.
> Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Crime
> Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery
> Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense > Crime > Murder
|Series:||Araneya Mystery Series, #1|
She narrowed her eyes. “You’re not ding that whole ‘someone is stalking me crap’ are you?”
That stung. Since childhood, I often had the peculiar sense of being watched from a distance.
Just your imagination, I could hear my mother saying.
Exactly, my father’s typical response.
But Mel had always believed me.
As if just realizing it, Mel’s face softened. “I’m sorry.”
This book introduces you to Claudia Cabriati. Returning from some errands, she smells – death.
With Forgotten, Neven Carr has created the remarkable first book in a mystery series. It is a nicely elaborated read, taking you close to Claudia Cabriati, a complex character. The other characters are of sufficient depth, according to their relevance; fans of psychological mysteries will love to find out what’s going on. Neven Carr centres her story mainly on Claudia and Saul, the story comprises interesting events and surprises. I was drawn close to Claudia as the story evolves; she is vulnerable, not sure who is friend or foe, and I had the urge to find the truth. The story has a great flow, carrying the reader on. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series – I am hooked!
This is a book for you if you like (Australian) mystery series, psychological aspects, and complex characters.
|Cover||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐|
|Writing||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐|
|Plot||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐|
|Characters||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐|
|POV||First person – past tense|
|Language|| – 😳
|Violence||😳 – 😡|
|Sexual content|| – 😳
About the author
There has rarely been a time in my life when I haven’t read or written. Passions are strong and reading and writing are mine. I began writing my first book at ten-years-old. I never finished it. Short stories, poems and songs I completed with ease but I never achieved the elusive novel. Life got too busy or perhaps that was just an excuse!
Eight years ago, I picked up my laptop and began writing. Since then I haven’t stopped. I not only completed my first novel ‘Forgotten’ but also four more in the ‘Araneya Series’. Maybe the timing was right; maybe I needed more life experiences.
I am fortunate to live in an author’s haven; a quaint fishing village on the east coast of Queensland, Australia.
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My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you? What did you think about Forgotten? Or – if you did not yet read Forgotten – are you now interested in reading it yourself?
I am looking forward to reading your comments. 🙂