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Murder, Forgotten by: Deb Richardson-Moore [book review]

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Murder, Forgotten

Book: Murder, Forgotten

Author: Deb Richardson-Moore

Published: September 18, 2020

Publisher: Lion Fiction

Genre: Mystery

Pages: 304

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Murder, Forgotten book summary

Julianna Burke is very well known and is a bestselling mystery novelist. She has a secret that these closest to her are keeping hidden from the world. She’s losing her memory and her ability to tell a great story. When Conner, Julianna’s husband, is murdered her mind can’t even hold onto that. So, her assistant has to break the news to her on a daily basis. Julianna is desperate to figure out what happened, but she keeps failing due to her mind. When a detail surfaces, she starts to question everything.

Murder, Forgotten

What I thought

So, I can’t really remember why I requested Murder, Forgotten, but it had taken me forever to even really get to the book. I think I partly like the idea of a murder happening, but the main character keeps forgetting about it. How do we know she isn’t the one who killed him? I thought the concept was interesting and I know it would suck for someone who relies on their memory to do their job. I know it probably sucked for her kids as well. It’s never easy watching your mom disappear.

I think I had such a hard time with this book because it’s pretty slow. Murder, forgotten is a very story-based book with a bit of a slow burn mystery. That’s absolutely okay, but I have a love hate relationship with slow burn books. If they have a great atmosphere, then I usually enjoy them more. To me the story doesn’t have that much of an atmosphere to it. At least it doesn’t have one that grabs my attention.

When I read mysteries and thrillers, I usually like a dark undertone. The story doesn’t have to exactly be creepy perse but have some creepy elements. If it’s a slow burn, then I really enjoy when things are hidden through the plot that really clicks towards the ending. Murder, Forgotten doesn’t really have that. If it did then it didn’t really jump out at me. In thrillers and mysteries I always love when there’s creepy undertones when the book isn’t exactly creepy.

Since this book wasn’t really my cup of tea, I rate this book a three star out of five. I still recommend it because I know a lot of people like slow burn books. If you enjoy books like this, then you may also enjoy The Children’s Secret.

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