Book Lists, NetGalley Reads

5 Books that I loved… but can’t remember anything about!

So, if you have been reading my blog posts the last few months you may have noticed that I’ve been stating how bad my memory is. Let’s just get this out of the way, about 18 months ago I was diagnosed with epilepsy, meaning I had to hand over my driving license which then meant that I had to leave my job. Due to my seizures I now have holes in my memory which have just vanished. I struggle to remember a lot of conversations, films and even books.

Now, I’m not sure if it’s “normal” for people to completely forget everything about books that they really enjoyed, but I just thought I would make a silly post about it and see if any of you guys feel the same.

The Woman Before Me by Ruth Dugdall

They came for me, just like I knew they would. Luke had been dead for just three days. 
Rose Wilks’ life is shattered when her newborn baby Joel is admitted to intensive care. Emma Hatcher has all that Rose lacks. Beauty. A loving husband. A healthy son. Until tragedy strikes and Rose is the only suspect. 

Now, having spent nearly five years behind bars, Rose is just weeks away from freedom. Her probation officer Cate must decide whether Rose is remorseful for Luke’s death, or whether she remains a threat to society. As Cate is drawn in, she begins to doubt her own judgement. 
Where is the line between love and obsession, can justice be served and, if so… by what means?  – Goodreads

According to my NetGalley review, I started this book mid afternoon and stayed awake until 5 am to finish it. I rated it 5 stars and described it as insanely addictive.
I literally cannot remember any of this book at all! I may need to reread this in the future seeing as I loved it so much the first time.

Lies She Told by Cate Holahan

Sometimes the truth is darker than fiction.
Liza Jones has thirty days to write the thriller that could put her back on the bestseller list. In the meantime, she’s struggling to start a family with her husband, who is distracted by the disappearance of his best friend, Nick. With stresses weighing down in both her professional and her personal life, Liza escapes into writing her latest heroine.

Beth is a new mother who suspects her husband is cheating on her while she’s home alone providing for their newborn. Angry and betrayed, Beth sets out to catch him in the act and make him pay for shattering the illusion of their perfect life. But before she realises it, she’s tossing the body of her husband’s mistress into the river.

Then the lines between fiction and reality begin to blur. Nick’s body is dragged from the Hudson and Liza’s husband is arrested for his murder. Before her deadline is up, Liza will have to face up to the truths about the people around her, including herself. If she doesn’t, the end of her heroine’s story could be the end of her own.

Another book that I rated 5 stars but I could not tell you a single scene from this! My (very brief) NetGalley review states that this was an original idea and it had me hooked from the start, so I’m still non the wiser…

Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison

They built a life on lies 
Sutton and Ethan Montclair’s idyllic life is not as it appears. They seem made for each other, but the truth is ugly. Consumed by professional and personal betrayals and financial woes, the two both love and hate each other. As tensions mount, Sutton disappears, leaving behind a note saying not to look for her.

Ethan finds himself the target of vicious gossip as friends, family and the media speculate on what really happened to Sutton Montclair. As the police investigate, the lies the couple have been spinning for years quickly unravel. Is Ethan a killer? Is he being set up? Did Sutton hate him enough to kill the child she never wanted and then herself? The path to the answers is full of twists that will leave the reader breathless.  – Goodreads

“I don’t even know where to start with this book, it had me hooked from the first page. The more secrets that were revealed the more you questioned the relationship of the couple. It makes you think of your own relationship, is it ‘normal’? The last 50 pages had my jaw dropping constantly, I didn’t want this book to end, and that hasn’t happened in a long time.”

That’s my review of this book which again I rated 5 stars, why can’t I remember all these books that I enjoyed so much??!!

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. 
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Assume nothing. 


This I rated 4 stars, my review states that I enjoyed the complexity of the story lines and the different viewpoints. But, the real question is, can I tell you how it ended or anything at all for that matter? Nope.

The Other Woman by Laura Wilson

Shortly after Christmas, a message arrives at Sophie’s house, scrawled across her own round robin newsletter: He’s Going To Leave You. Let’s See How Smug You Are Then, You Stupid Bitch.Perhaps she should ignore it, but she ignored the last one. And the one before that. Now it’s time to take action.
But when a simple plan to identify and confront the other woman goes drastically and violently wrong, Sophie must go to extreme lengths to keep her life and her family together-while never letting on her devastating secret.


Let’s be honest, we are on the last of the 5 books now and once again I can’t remember anything about this book, however, I did only rate this 3 stars, so maybe it just wasn’t a very memorable book? I’d like to get your opinion on this.

There seems to be a theme of books here, domestic thrillers, are they all so similar that they just don’t leave enough impact on me?

I would love you to leave comments letting me know if you also completely forget books? Also I’ve had to start creating character lists for every book as I read them, because when it comes to me writing the reviews, I spend way too long trying to find out the characters names!

See you in the next one…


18 thoughts on “5 Books that I loved… but can’t remember anything about!”

  1. OMG!!! It isn’t just me???? The shame lifts!! Everytime I do a tag it is like pure shame what I don’t remember. Thank you for removing this guilt from my shoulders. I’m so bookmarking this to use!

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  2. Oh believe me – I’ve loved a great many books for which I could never tell a friend more than a general idea of what they’re about…reviewing them helps now, but….still!

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