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  • Thought provoking

    This book immediately hooked me in morbid fascination. Emily, the main character witnesses a hit and run accident when a woman called Rose is fatally injured. The stark reality of the fingers of fate and the shockwaves that reverberate and change the lives of so many is well presented. The portrayal of social media speculation and hate made me cringe. It's hard for everyone to move on as the repercussions kick in. Was it an accident or deliberate? Emily is recovering from an abusive relationship with an ex-partner and thinks she was the target. She seems to have a penchant for lame ducks, but she's a lonely character. She can't believe anyone can accept her as she is, so she emulates others to try and fit in. The accident was the window of opportunity for her to step into the shoes of dead Rose and what chaos that caused. There's a lot to think about in this book. You never really know people. Who can you trust? What struck me most was that I believe loneliness will become if not already the most significant problem in our society. Emily is searching for love, acceptance and happiness and finds it elusive. This book portrays this so well, and how deluded Emily becomes to the extent of needing anxiety pills to cope. It's poignant. The characters are created with great care but I felt a little uncomfortable that the dead woman Rose had chapters written in the first person. That was chilling despite giving the background story. It's difficult to figure out what and who is behind the incidents that occurred, but there are surprises along the way and a lot is not revealed until the end. My sort of plot. Thank you to NetGalley and Avon Books UK.

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  • Brilliant read!

    New author for me but brilliantly written. Will definitely be buying more books written by Claire Allan. The outcome in this story was not what I was expecting at all! If you do read this I’m sure you won’t be disappointed could not put this down!

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  • Addictive

    Have you ever started a trip and you are sure you know the way? In fact, you don’t even GPS it because you tell yourself that it’s down this road but suddenly you see a street on your right and that seems like the way to go. So you make the right turn to get to your destination but that’s wrong so you turn again and while that road looks familiar, it is still not the way. Eventually, you get there but your trip took a few detours because it turns out that you weren’t really as familiar with that path as you thought. Claire Allan’s book, Her Name was Rose, is like that trip. It seems familiar at times but at the end it takes you down a few streets that are brand new. Main character, Emily, witnesses the hit and run of a woman. Her name was Rose. Emily becomes obsessed with Rose and her life. She immerses herself into Rose’s world in a near stalkerlike fashion. As Emily struggles to come to terms with her own troubled past and demons, she tries to learn everything about the seemingly perfect life of Rose. Looks can be deceiving and will Emily see the truth before it is too late. Claire Allan’s psychological thriller was addictive, complex and full of all the twists and turns of a great book that you won’t want to put down. Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of this book. This did not effect my review of this book. #netgalley #hernamewasrose #claireallan

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  • brilliant

    i love the whole book!!! very entertaining for anyone who loves thrillers and just loves reading

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  • Her Name Was Rose

    This is a new author for me ......awesommmme . Wow loved Emily from start to finish she was amazing , did not see the twist coming at all but right about Cian 😨 . So well written and loved the style of writing . I will definitely read mor of Claires book , she has awesome reviews on all her books and now I know why .

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