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My book for today is: Don’t Forget Me by Rea Frey

Publication Date: January 9, 2024

My Review

When a body is presumed to be her missing husband’s, a woman must unravel the secrets of her own past to clear her name, find the truth, and put her conscience to rest once and for all. All Ruby wanted was a fresh start. But after an early retirement and a relocation to a tight-knit community with her husband, Tom, and her daughter, Lily, her new beginning takes a turn.

First her troubled daughter and then her husband disappear without a trace. Unsure how to cope, grief-ridden Ruby turns to her neighborhood friends to find a way forward with new hobbies, including a murder club where they try to solve cold cases. But just as unexpectedly as her family vanished, a body floats to the surface of the nearby lake.

And everyone is sure the body belongs to Tom…everyone except Ruby. Determined to find out what happened to her family once and for all, Ruby digs into her neighbors’ lives, and her own, only to uncover secrets that raise more questions than they answer. And the biggest question of all—why doesn’t she recognize the body?


First Sentence:

The body floated to the lake’s surface during my morning row.

Page 56:

It was early, just after sunrise, and I knew the rhythms of this town by now— enough to know that no one would be near the lake except me. It was why I came out so early, because it was quiet and I could be alone, a strange fact I was still getting used to after living so long with other people.

Todays Question Is: What fictional character would you like to meet in person? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

A: There are quite a few, but one that comes to mind for me would be Nina Fleet from ‘Peach Clobbered: A Georgia B&B Mystery’. I loved her, she was always getting into sticky situations. She was allot of fun for me.

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