Monday, August 27, 2018

Review: Her Name Was Rose by Claire Allan

Title: Her Name Was Rose
Author: Claire Allan
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Published By: Avon (September 4, 2018)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 3.5 Stars



Book Description:
Her name was Rose. You watched her die. And her death has created a vacancy. 

When Emily lets a stranger step out in front of her, she never imagines that split second will change her life. But after Emily watches a car plough into the young mother – killing her instantly – she finds herself unable to move on.

And then she makes a decision she can never take back.

Because Rose had everything Emily had ever dreamed of. A beautiful, loving family, a great job and a stunning home. And now Rose’s husband misses his wife, and their son needs a mother. Why couldn’t Emily fill that space?

But as Emily is about to discover, no one’s life is perfect … and not everything is as it seems.











Sometimes you pick up a story and are immediately just drawn to it. To the story and mystery that is slowly unfolding. To the what ifs and the complete mystery of it all. Such was the case of Her Name Was Rose.

I love something that will not only completely captivate me but keep me on edge guessing right up until the very end. Just when I thought I had it all figured out the author would throw in a twist or turn that would have me second guessing everything and I couldn't of loved it more. 

With it's slightly sinister feel Her Name Was Rose will have you eagerly turning the pages wondering what crazy and unexplained thing will happen next. You will be completely wrapped up in the story after the very first chapter and as the story progresses, that power it holds over you will only get worse. You will forget everything and become completely consumed with the story, eager to get to the very last page. 






*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

38 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great mystery! I love that it surprised you on so many turns.

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  2. Oh wow, what a fascinating premise!! Glad you enjoyed it.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. It was pretty original in it's own way for sure.

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  3. I like a story that grabs you like this and twists are always welcome.

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  4. Oooh, this sounds like a great mystery with twists! I'm so glad you enjoyed it Ali!

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  5. I can understand why she'd get obsessed with Rose. Seeing her die and feeling a little responsible, but still, step into her life. Bizarre! Glad it ended up being a page turner! Great review! :)

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    1. It was a bit bizarre but so interesting too!

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  6. Oh I love it the suspense and mistery so this looks like a great pick for me
    xx

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  7. Sounds like a page turner for sure. I am curious about this one.

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  8. This sounds like a decent thriller, I had been recently burned by some bad ones. Glad to hear this has some great suspense.

    Tori @ In Tori Lex

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  9. Great mystery/thriller for sure. Glad you enjoyed it, Ali! I hope you've had a great summer!

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    1. I have thanks so much Tyler, hope you have as well!

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  10. These are the kind of thrillers/mysteries I enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I'm not familiar with this author, but looks interesting. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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  12. Ooh great review I love the sound of this one Kindlemom. Why 3.5 rating? What didn't click for you?

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    1. It was a but strange I think so I didn't completely connect with it and some parts were obvious.

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  13. It looks nice and well done there

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  14. Woah, that sounds kinda... well dang now I want to read it just to find out what happens.

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    1. LOL do it and I hope you like it!

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    2. Thank you! I will, but first I have a list of books to finish Lol

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    3. I completely understand that!

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  15. Oh now this sounds really good. Like a movie almost. Glad you enjoyed Ali 🤗

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  16. I didn't hesitate to add this one to my TBR, and that cover is lovely! So... Emily tries to be who Rose was?? That's creepy all on its own. She should have stayed far away from that woman's family. Glad it kept you guessing! Those are always the best.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. Yes and no LOL! It was creepy though, I mean, who does that right? I think you might like it.

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  17. Authors who can wield a twist like that...are so fun to find.

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