make the most of Lovereading
Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

Dare to Remember by Susanna Beard
  

Dare to Remember

Thriller / Suspense   Crime / Mystery   Debuts of the Month   eBook Favourites   eBook Favourites   
Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Crime/Mystery/Thriller Facebook group Share this book

Lovereading view...

February 2017 Debut of the Month.

A clever, subtle yet powerful tale, one that quietly worms its way into your innermost thoughts. Lisa has post-traumatic stress disorder after a horrific assault, her best friend died on the evening Lisa was attacked, her remembrance has fled and locked itself inside her mind, can she find out what really happened that night? Susanna Beard writes sparse yet vivid prose, at times provocative, yet not overly dramatic - it feels real and authentic. A personal and intimate tale, we spend time with Lisa, as she shuts herself away, walks her dog, attempts to sleep, yet her feelings slowly unfurl at the same time as her memory, which creates a sharp tang of tension. ‘Dare to Remember’ prods feelings and rattles thoughts, creating an intense and wonderfully captivating read. ~ Liz Robinson

Win a Family Break to Salisbury!

Don’t miss out! Enter to win a family break to Salisbury!

Here at Lovereading.co.uk and Lovereading4kids.co.uk we have joined with VisitWiltshire. You could see yourself indulging in the finest food and slumbering comfortably into one of the grand rooms at The Red Lion Salisbury for two nights. The Red Lion Hotel is located in medieval city of Salisbury, which is home to all your favourite stores as well as independent shops, restaurants, cafes and parks and green spaces. Nearby is Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain and numerous sites of historic and archaeological interest.

There are many seasonal events in Salisbury, and you can find out what’s on here. You will also receive a family ticket to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, the gardens are especially beautiful in the winter, with bold coloured stems, scents, and fabulous foliage, you can be sure to be impressed. For the children there is also a play park, and you can stop off in the Victorian tea room to warm up and treat yourself to a traditional cream tea.

To have a chance of winning this fantastic prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. Entries close 31st January 2018.

Good luck!

Terms and Conditions

Red Lion: Two night stay includes breakfast for two adults and up to two children sharing a family room. Subject to availability and cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash value. Not to be used in combination with any other offer. Valid until 1st Dec 2018 and excludes bank holidays.

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens: Valid for day entry, Not to be used for special events or group entry. Voucher is not transferable or refundable, no Cash Value. Ticket must be redeemed on entry. Valid until 31 Dec 2018. Gardens open daily from 10am – closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Prize admits 2 adults and accompanying children Under 17 FREE to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 31/01/2018

Synopsis

Dare to Remember by Susanna Beard

Reeling from a brutal attack that leaves her best friend dead and her badly injured, Lisa Fulbrook flees to the countryside to recuperate. With only vague memories of the event, she isolates herself from her friends and family, content to spend her days wandering the hills with her dog, Riley. However, Lisa is soon plagued, not only by vivid flashbacks, but questions, too: how did their assailant know them? Why were they attacked? And what really happened that night? As she desperately tries to piece together the memories, Lisa realises that there's another truth still hidden to her, a truth she can't escape from. A truth that may have been right in front of her all along. A clever, sophisticated, psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, S.J. Watson, B A Paris and Sophie Hannah

Reviews

'Dare to Remember is a tense journey into one woman's struggle with the aftermath of a vicious attack that killed her best friend. I found myself frantically turning the pages, desperate to uncover what happened on the night of the attack. Susanna Beard is a thought-provoking, skilled debut writer who will no doubt win a new army of thriller fans with this clever novel.' -- Tracy Buchanan

'Beautifully taut and controlled writing - gripping all the way through.' -- Shelley Weiner

'Dare to Remember is an intriguing and gripping debut novel. A perceptive exploration of the trauma of losing your best friend.' -- Rachel Abbott

'A taut, compelling read. Full of atmosphere and humanity. Susanna brilliantly portrays through the central character the times in our lives that leave us guilty and emotionless and unable to move forward with purpose. A stunning and confident first novel.' -- Sharon Bloom

'This is a great exploration into the psychological impact of a traumatic event. I warmed to Lisa immediately and felt every bit of her frustration as she struggled to remember the details of the night she and her best friend were attacked by someone they knew and trusted. It kept me reading into the night as I raced to find out how this twisty, shocking story would end.' -- Sam Carrington

About the Author

Susanna Beard

Susanna Beard is a psychological crime writer who lives in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Her day job in PR both demands and celebrates writing and she's helped promote everything from websites to wine. She writes every day, all the time: news, articles, speeches, websites, blogs - and now novels. She likes dark, contemplative stories with a twist; she's fascinated by the psychology of relationships and the impact of insignificant events on people's lives. Susanna started writing fiction after attending a course at the Faber Academy. Other passions include her dogs, who keep her grounded, and tennis, which clears her brain of pretty much everything.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st February 2017

Author

Susanna Beard

More books by Susanna Beard
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.susannabeard.com/
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Legend Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
Debuts of the Month
eBook Favourites
eBook Favourites

Thriller / suspense
Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781785079115

It's information about new books so, for a book lover like me, what's not to like!

Joan Hill

Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements

Discover new authors and enjoy old favourites; oodles of literary gems to uncover at Lovereading with candid reviews from real reviewers.

Emily Wright

Lovereading recommends, honestly reviews and promotes books-what more can I say?!

Rachel Bridgeman

If you love reading, then you'll love Lovereading! Full of tips & info for every discerning reader.

Lynne Rapson

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

I love the honest opinions, recommendations for every genre and every reader, wish lists and Like for Like.

Amrita Dasgupta

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools