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Don’t look back by Jennifer L. Arementrout

Posted on: January 2nd, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Juana | 14 NSW

 

Are you a fan of mystery, thriller or romance? Well this book contains all three genres. This outstanding book I’m going to talk about is called, Don’t look Back by A New York Times Bestselling author, Jennifer L. Arementrout. As I said earlier, this book is a young fictional, romance, mystery and thriller novel.

Don’t Look Back is a book about a girl called Samantha who is best friends with Cassie. One night Samantha and her best friend, Cassie went missing. Everyone knows that Samantha was the popular and rich girl with the dream boyfriend. That night, Samantha ended up in hospital after being missing for 4 days and she has no idea who she is or how she ended up in the hospital. Imagine you waking up in a hospital not knowing how and finding out you have lost you’re memory! Samantha wanted to try to pull her life back to together and to try and remember everything and also be her old self again but then she decides not to because she didn’t want to be the “mean girl”, she wanted a second chance to be a better daughter, sister and friend. However, Samantha’s best friend, Cassie is still missing and the whole truth of what happened that night isn’t just buried in Samantha’s memory, someone else knows about it and wants to keep Sam quiet. If Samantha starts to remember things of what happened that night when they were missing, then she could move on. “But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Samantha alive?”

This book is obviously a murder mystery, thriller and romance included too.
In the book, Samantha says, “I didn’t recognize the name on the street sign. Nothing about the rural road looked familiar or friendly. I shivered, wanting to be far away from here… wherever here was.” This quote gives us a huge hint that the protagonist is lost which is a mystery.

This next quote is about Romance and Believe it or not, this book has quite a lot of Romance in it even though it doesn’t look like it from the cover, The protagonist says, “I’m not sure I want to go to prom. I’m not sure I want to share you with anyone.” This quote seems romantic and romance is another excellent genre.

I highly recommend this book, it has so many twists and the plot is very unique and exciting. By looking at the cover of the book, I straight away knew it had to do something with crime, mystery and thriller.

The “Don’t look back” title is written in red bold writing and the background of the cover looks dull and creepy. The blurb of the book also seems very murder mystery type. “Don’t look back, you won’t like what you find.” I have read many reviews online and a lot of people seem to like it. Most people love the plot, the characters personalities and how well they are described, other people liked the writing style. I can tell you one thing, this book kept me asking questions to myself about the mystery, which is why I did not drop this book down when I started reading it. I

would definitely recommend you to read this book and i give it a 4 stars rating!

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