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You Will Remember Me


You Will Remember Me Hannah Mary McKinnon

By: Hannah Mary McKinnon

ISBN: 978-0778331810

Publisher: MIRA

Publication Date: 05/25/2021

Format: Paperback

My Rating: 5 Stars

Author Q&A May 28th


Top Books of 2021 Forget the truth. Remember the lies. He wakes up on a deserted beach in Maryland with a gash on his head and wearing only swim trunks. He can’t remember who he is. Everything—his identity, his life, his loved ones—has been replaced by a dizzying fog of uncertainty. But returning to his Maine hometown in search of the truth uncovers more questions than answers.

Lily Reid thinks she knows her boyfriend, Jack. Until he goes missing one night, and her frantic search reveals that he’s been lying to her since they met, desperate to escape a dark past he’d purposely left behind.

Maya Scott has been trying to find her estranged stepbrother, Asher, since he disappeared without a trace. Having him back, missing memory and all, feels like a miracle. But with a mutual history full of devastating secrets, how far will Maya go to ensure she alone takes them to the grave?

Shared fates intertwine in a twisty, explosive novel of suspense, where unearthing the past might just mean being buried beneath it.

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YOU WILL REMEMBER ME by @hannahmarymckinnon pubs on May 25, 2021 and I can’t wait for this twisted psychological thriller. Look at that cover! “Forget the truth. Remember the lies. He wakes up on a deserted beach in Maryland with a gash on his head and wearing only swim trunks. He can’t remember who he is. Everything—his identity, his life, his loved ones—has been replaced by a dizzying fog of uncertainty. But returning to his Maine hometown in search of the truth uncovers more questions than answers.

Lily Reid thinks she knows her boyfriend, Jack. Until he goes missing one night, and her frantic search reveals that he’s been lying to her since they met, desperate to escape a dark past he’d purposely left behind.

Maya Scott has been trying to find her estranged stepbrother, Asher, since he disappeared without a trace. Having him back, missing memory and all, feels like a miracle. But with a mutual history full of devastating secrets, how far will Maya go to ensure she alone takes them to the grave?” Sign me up! How about you? Are you in? It’s available for pre-order right now. Follow @hannahmarymckinnon & go to her bio for the link. @bookclubbish #authorsofinstagram #bookstagram #readersofinstagram #thriller #psychologicalsuspense #hannahmarymckinnon #youwillrememberme #canlit #readthenorth




My Review


Master storyteller Author Hannah Mary McKinnon returns following Sister Dear (2020) with a dark and twisted tale— YOU WILL REMEMBER ME. Trust me, you will remember this psychological thriller and its maze of juicy secrets and lies.


Diabolical, twisted, and cleverly crafted— well-developed characters and an unpredictable ending make this one totally irresistible. A wicked cat-and-mouse triangle—which one will be left standing in the end?”


How can you trust anyone when you can't trust yourself?


Forget the truth.

Remember the lies.


Jack Smith wakes up on the beach early one morning in Maryland with amnesia after sustaining a head injury.


His girlfriend, Lily, is waiting on him for their special breakfast, and he does not show. She is desperate to find him.


With the help of Jack's landlord, they try to find him and realize he often goes to the beach, where they find his car. However, before they arrive, Jack has awakened and pulled toward Maine (his hometown) even though he does not know why.


Maya (estranged stepsister) to Asher has longed to see her brother again. When Jack turns up (really Asher), she is delighted. Yet, he cannot remember all the history and secrets that led him away in the first place.

(too bad for him since this is the place he tried desperately to escape in the first place).


Lily soon learns Jack is not the person she thought he was. What is he hiding or running from?


Lily hears about a man on TV news that shows up and thinks this may be Jack. She travels to Maine, where she comes face to face with stepsister Maya.


Maya is not excited about Jack's girlfriend showing up. She is jealous and manipulative. Lily does not trust her.


Jack slowly starts getting some of his memories back, and there is hope for Lily and Jack. Lily hopes he will remember their lives back in Maryland.


However, something is off with Maya. Something sinister and Lily gets concerned, but Jack wants everyone to get along.


What really happened in Maine all those years ago for Jack to escape under a new identity? Who is in danger? Who is the perpetrator? Who is the evil one?


Wow! What a ride. Hannah cleverly leads you down a twisted dark evil road with well-developed characters and riveting suspense, keeping you glued to the pages, not knowing what jaw-dropping hammer (or other tools or tricks in her bag) will drop next.

From past to present, a propulsive journey through a winding maze of secrets. Get this one on your list, thriller lovers! For fans of B.A. Paris, Mary Kubica, and Hank Phillippi Ryan.



On a side note:


My favorite new word: "Discombobulate." What a wild and crazy ride. Hannah, you have outdone yourself. On to the dark side—this character is pure evil (you notice I did not say the gender). Watch your back. The three are pretty messed-up. You will be guessing to the final explosive ending.


OMG! I could not sleep for many nights reading this one! My heart was pounding for days and nights. Love the dark humor. Fans of Mary Kubica's "Local Woman Missing" (5/4) will enjoy this one. You will get the connection. I think the sneaky manipulative characters should team-up.


I have read all her books, and I think this is my favorite! Be sure and tune in to Hank & Hannah show @firstchapterfun on Tues and Thursdays. Love these two gals!


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A special thank you to MIRA and NetGalley for an advanced reading copy.


You Will Remember Me

Q&A with the Author

May 28, 2021








Praise

“Riveting, smart, and utterly diabolical. You Will Remember Me is psychological suspense of the first order. Hannah Mary McKinnon knows how to keep us gripped and gasping at each layer revealed, each twist that we never see coming. Skillfully wrought and expertly executed, this chiller will keep you mesmerized right through the jaw-dropping ending. Don’t miss it!” — Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of Confessions on the 7:45


“Hannah Mary McKinnon just keeps getting better and better! You Will Remember Me is skillfully plotted and paced, every twist deepens the story until it explodes with an ending that made me gasp. Your 2021 list needs this book!” —Samantha Downing, USA Today bestselling author of My Lovely Wife and He Started It


“Hannah Mary McKinnon does it every single time! You Will Remember Me begins at break-neck speed and keeps readers riveted to the page and holding on for dear life. McKinnon expertly mines the relationships between her compelling, complex characters to take the reader on an unexpected, thrilling journey into the deepest, darkest corners of the mind. Not to be missed!” — Heather Gudenkauf, NYT bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and This is How I Lied


“Hannah Mary McKinnon is a genius. I could not turn the pages fast enough, but I did not want to miss a single word. This is diabolical, mesmerizing, riveting and irresistible...she takes storytelling to a new level—psychological, sinister, and completely believable. This is skill, this is joy, this is the passion of an experienced and careful author. Standing ovation.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of The First To Lie


“McKinnon turns the amnesia trope on its head with gorgeous writing and three captivating characters whose lives deviously and dangerously intertwine. Her signature jaw-dropping climax will leave you breathless. An absolute must-read!” —Samantha M. Bailey, #1 bestselling author of Woman on the Edge


“Another unputdownable read from an author who gets better with each book. What begins with a case of amnesia twists with each new discovery as McKinnon slowly and methodically unravels the layers of secrets and deceit. A gripping, chilling thriller that held me captive until the shocking end.”

—Kimberly Belle, internationally bestselling author of Stranger in the Lake


“Hannah Mary McKinnon’s deliciously depraved characters draw you into the depths of a twisted, dark and unexpected story that will have you flying through the pages to a wicked ending you couldn’t have seen coming.” —Steena Holmes, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of The Patient


“A riveting page-turner with a jaw-dropping twist that will blow your mind!" —Robyn Harding, internationally bestselling author of The Swap

“If you woke up with no memory of who you were and where you’d been, what would you do? That is the central premise in this twisty, fast-paced exploration of the intersection of the past and memory. In You Will Remember Me, McKinnon has created a trio of memorable characters who will leave you questioning each and every one of them as they race toward a very unexpected ending. Add this one to your to-read list immediately!” —Catherine McKenzie, USA TODAY bestselling author of You Can’t Catch Me and Six Weeks to Live


“A breathless roller coaster ride of lies and deceit, You Will Remember Me keeps you hooked until the shocking, shattering end. McKinnon is at the top of her game!” —Liv Constantine, internationally bestselling author

“Hannah Mary McKinnon delivers a tight-paced, twisty thriller with an ending so epically dark that I'm now reconsidering how nice she can possibly be in person.” —Roz Nay, bestselling author of Our Little Secret and Hurry Home


“With You Will Remember Me, Hannah Mary McKinnon becomes one of my go-to authors for bold, thought-provoking and wildly entertaining thrillers. From the stunning opening until the shocking ending, I was wholly immersed in the world of Jack, Lily and Maya—three psychologically complex characters who form the beating heart of this powerful novel. Dark, unsettling, and with an intelligently crafted plot that shows such care and respect for the reader, You Will Remember Me is the perfect one-sitting read.” —Caz Frear, bestselling author of Sweet Little Lies and Shed No Tears

"My jaw kept dropping as I read this twisty, deliciously dark novel, and by the end, it was completely on the floor." —Tara Laskowski, author of One Night Gone

“The Queen of the Happily-Never-After Ending has done it again! Nobody leaves readers with their nerves tingling, their hackles raised like Hannah Mary McKinnon. In You Will Remember Me, a man fights to rebuild his identity, his past, and his life—while a woman fights to save him from the twisted nemesis who has dismantled all three. Joy Fielding fans, take note! You'll remember this novel.” —Jenny Milchman, Mary Higgins Clark award winner and PEN/Faulkner nominee


“What if the man you thought you knew better than anyone woke up one day not even knowing himself—or what he was capable of? Hannah Mary McKinnon's masterfully plotted tale of broken identities and dark family secrets had me on the first page and never let go until its absolutely jaw-dropping conclusion. Like the perfect summer cocktail, You Will Remember Me goes down easy, but it packs a hell of a wallop.” —Amy Gentry, bestselling author of Good as Gone and Bad Habits



About the Author

Hannah Mary McKinnon

Hannah Mary was born in the UK, grew up in Switzerland and moved to Canada in 2010. After a successful career in recruitment, she quit the corporate world in favor of writing. She now lives in Oakville, Ontario, with her husband and three sons, and is delighted by her twenty-second commute. Connect with her on Facebook, on Twitter @HannahMMcKinnon, and on Instagram @HannahMaryMcKinnon. For more, visit her website at www.hannahmarymckinnon.com


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