False Memory – False #1 by Meli Raine


Following on from the amazing Shameless series, we catch up with Lily and Duff as they try to piece together what happened when Lily was shot and what a catch up it is!

You would think that having half the book based solely in a hospital room would become boring or tedious but it is the complete opposite.  The thoughts and reactions of Lily when certain people enter her room made me want to scream – ” Trust Duff! Tell him!” but the reasoning behind her silence is understandable. Lily knows who shot her, but the fact that he is so close makes her doubt her trust in others.

Duff relives the day he couldn’t save Lily from the bullet and suffers with the guilt every day, finding the man who did it may be the only way he can live with the past.  Knowing that Lily is keeping something from him, he tries to find out the truth.  Will the growing connection between them be enough for her to trust him?

Lily became friends with Jane in the Shameless series and at the end tragedy strikes.  Although this is a whole new series it essentially follows on the story that started with Drew and Lindsey in the Harmless Series, however it could be argued that it stems right back to the first series – Breaking Away.

The  main characters appeared in the preceding series and to now have their own is fantastic.  I am a massive fan of Meli Raine and find the characters and story lines both engaging and thrilling, there is no shortage of action!  She is not afraid to damage the lead role, in fact, the lead female never comes away unscathed.  In this book, Lily started off damaged and it does not stop there.

This book is part of a series so expect to be left with a cliffhanger.  It also refers to characters and actions from previous books, so to get full enjoyment I would highly recommend reading the following series in order:

Breaking Away – Finding Allie, Chasing Allie, Keeping Allie

Coming Home – Return, Revenge, Reunion

Harmless – A Harmless Little Game, A Harmless Little Ruse, A Harmless Little Plan

Shameless – A Shameless Little Con, A Shameless Little Lie, A Shameless Little Bet

False – False Memory (release date – 13/11/18), False Hope (release date – 11/12/18), False                Start (release date – 15/01/19)

Rating 5/5


It all started with the bereavement flowers with my name on them.
Not the best way to wake up, right? I work in a flower shop. I know a funeral arrangement when I see one.
I know a killer when I see one, too. And one is standing in my hospital room right now, straight behind the man who saved my life.
I can’t tell anyone the truth, because that’s the fastest way to really die. So I do the next best thing. I “lose” my memory. 
I fake my amnesia.
Pretending not to remember a brutal attempted murder has its perks. The killer is backing down, spending less time around me, loosening the noose.
The less I claim to recall, the more my rescuer, Duff, works to help me “remember.” I hate lying to him.
But he doesn’t understand that my memory is dangerous. To me. And to him.
Fooling everyone isn’t easy. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
Except it’s starting to look like I’ve been fooling myself.
In more ways than one.




Author: mandy

I love to Read! Mostly romance (of all types) but I also enjoy murder mysteries, paranormal fantasy, sci-fi, comedy, pretty much anything.

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