One of my favorite authors of creepy, well-plotted books (Sophie Hannah, I love you & your twisted mind) reviewed this book on Goodreads, prompting me to download a copy. While it’s not quite as good as a Sophie Hannah book (I’m in the middle of the 8th Spilling CID book right now and losing my mind over it), Remember Me This Way definitely does the genre justice.
“If I could have drilled into her head and rummaged in her brains with my hands I would have done so.”
Lizzie’s husband Zach died a year ago, in a car accident. She’s grateful, in a way, for the timing — he never got a chance to read the letter that she sent him, the one where she asks him for space that she desperately needs. But on the one year anniversary, she visits the site of the accident — and sees that someone named “Xenia” has left him flowers. Maybe there’s more to Zach than she know. And there’s this creepy feeling that someone’s following her…
The more we find out about Zach — his past, what goes through his head — the more disturbing the book gets. His hold on Lizzie — both before and after his death — is powerful and scary. This book is a very tense read, but I could not put it down. I spent most of the time second-guessing myself on what was happening/going to happen, which is always fun.
Oh, and the dog lives.