Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published by Disney-Hyperion on April 15, 2014

Summary: "Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She's getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she's falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn't just buried deep inside of Sam's memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?" --From Goodreads

My Thoughts:

I truly enjoyed the premise to this book. What's not to love about a mystery and a suspect having amnesia?   I had a hard time trying to figure out who the killer was. For me that's the mark of a really well done mystery book.  Most times I'm able to figure out early in the book who the killer is because I've read so many mystery books. Sam's character was a little overdone a few times in the book.  Maybe  I couldn't relate with her character, but it felt like she was trying almost too hard to recover her lost memories.  Don't Look Back is a great contemporary novel.

Disclosure: I received a digital galley of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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