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Forget Me Not (A Thrilling Suspense Novel) (Summit Lake Thriller Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B07G56WX57
- Publication date : September 7, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 3204 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 385 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,951 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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But the lack of detail in some areas, odd sentence structure, and grammar errors were a huge distraction for me. It prevented this from being a great book. She used the word "smirk" dozens of times. A thesaurus might be helpful. In some cases, it wasn't even an appropriate word/gesture to use in the context of the situation. She uses a lot of extra words in some places, it reminds me of being in high school and putting extra words in to hit a word count goal. Some very simply things like:
"When heard the news, he promised to check it out."
"There isn't going to be any wings left."
"So, you're looking forward fishing?"
"Mom, why don't go upstairs and keep Kevin safe."
really take away from the reading continuity.
Some of the dialogue read as unbelieveable. No mom says "No, we haven't located her yet" in casual conversation with her 8 year old kid. For the characters and their relationships and interactions, some things just don't jive.
The book reads as if she didn't use an editor at all. If she has one, she should find a new one. Many of the mistakes would be caught by high school English students. I have a hard time being critical of authors, because publishing books is something many dream of but never do because they are too afraid. But Ms. Middleton has the stories to make great books, and the lack of some detail, variety in wording, and real editing is holding her back. I'm not trying to be nitpicky, but for me there were so many errors, improperly hyphenated words, lack of descriptions (no one not from the region is going to know what the U of M is, or what the North Shore is) that it was distracting. I had to stop many times and figure out what this world looked like rather than being able to immerse myself in it. I hope to see Ms. Middleton grow into this type of writing as she continues to write. I have read some fantastic suspense novels, and I think she's capable of that type of writing.
1) 90% of the book is useless dialogue, and a constant "he said" and "she replied." A character thinks something and then says the same exact thing out loud? This book would be so much shorter without it. I skipped through a lot of the dialogue, and didn't miss a thing. I don't even remember what they were talking about.
2) Amanda is so unbelievably dumb. She's late to figuring everything out, and has no common sense to protect herself. Ya know the characters in movies you yell, "Why would you go in there?!?" before they step into an obvious trap? That's her. If she wasn't an idiot, a lot of the plot wouldn't exist.
3) The first half of the book was lovely (besides the dialogue issue). Amanda and Kevin visiting Summit Lake and enjoying an easy life at first. But the second half of the book is just unbelievable. No spoilers, but how is any of that possible?
The one thing I did like about the book was that it held a good message, to speak up about abuse and not hold it in. Also, this story was twisted in it's own way, and I love stories that are just wrong in nature.
That being said, I wouldn't recommend anyone to read this book as it was extremely forgettable, and a waste of time. Probably
A few proofing errors and a name error,otherwise okay.
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It's not without mistakes, either. Sack written and not sac then ear shot not earshot.
Then she still does THAT thing some American writers persist in doing where they leave off the word you, and for example, write, "You bring the card with ?" She also wrote "As well as could be" when I believe she means as well as could be expected, which has a totally different interpretation. As with another book of hers I read there are words dropped from sentences as well, like to or in.
Another strange thing was a mother writing about life with her son where she suddenly said his name again....it wasn't needed: "......it gave Kevin and I a chance to really talk. When he wasn't at school, he usually hung out with his friends, played baseball, or watched television. As for me, when I wasn't feeding him, or chauffeuring Kevin around......" Really quite a peculiar thing to do. Someone in this inherits around $300,000 but then decides that she was going to have a garage sale as "A little extra cash wouldn't hurt, either." Clearly she didn't inherit enough !!
The child featured in this, Kevin, was a horrid little beast. All he did was complain and grumble at everything he was ever told or asked to do. He needed a short, sharp slap !! It got tiresome being around him.
The cover is a lovely one but sadly I couldn't finish it because I stopped believing in it.
Book Title: Forget Me Not
Subtitle: (Summit Lake Thriller, #1)
Author: Kristen Middleton
Part of a series? Yes
Order in series: 1
Best read after earlier books in series?
I scored this book 5/5
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Short Summary of the book:
Single Mum Amanda returns to her childhood home with her young son to start her life again. Having lost her first husband to a stroke, she has now inherited money and a cabin from her first husband after a tragic accident. Strange things happen around her when a young man blames her for his unhappiness and vows to make her pay. Will she fall victim to his games and revenge?
What I liked about the book:
I liked the book in its entirety. There was plenty of suspense and I was kept on my toes the entire time.
What I didn’t like about the book:
There wasn’t anything I didn’t like about the book.
My favourite bits in the book:
When it looks like Amanda may be given a second chance of love.
My least favourite bits in the book:
When we find out the reason behind the suspense.
Any further books in the series? Any more planned by this author?
The #1 suggests this may be the first book in the series and I would definitely be interested where the story leads from here. The author has written other books I enjoyed too.
What books could this be compared to and why?
It is difficult to think of which book to compare this to. With the number of books read, they all blur into one at times. But I definitely loved this book.
In summary, I would recommend this book for the following readers:
Young Adult Possibly
If you like crime novels and thrillers, this book may be the book for you.
But there were a few places which were unreal. Leaving everything in the name of long before left wife, who is the main character. This is my personal thought.
As I read, it created the suspense needed. I wanted to know what happens next. I wanted to know who is behind. A good entertaining read.