Her Name Was Rose – Claire Allan

About the book:

Her name was Rose. You watched her die. And her death has created a vacancy.

When Emily lets a stranger step out in front of her, she never imagines that split second will change her life. But after Emily watches a car plough into the young mother – killing her instantly – she finds herself unable to move on.

And then she makes a decision she can never take back.

Because Rose had everything Emily had ever dreamed of. A beautiful, loving family, a great job and a stunning home. And now Rose’s husband misses his wife, and their son needs a mother. Why couldn’t Emily fill that space?

But as Emily is about to discover, no one’s life is perfect … and not everything is as it seems.

My Review: Oooh, I love a dark psychological thriller particularly if the main character is disturbed and unreliable and that’s exactly what you get in Her Name Is Rose.

This is a story of a deep, uncomfortable obsession when Emily witnesses a tragic accident and is convinced she was the intended victim and decides to manoeuvre herself into the life of Rose, the young mother killed in front of Emily.

There were several times throughout the book, I was shaking my head at Emily’s needy and rather troublesome behaviour, and wanted her to pull herself together and STOP doing what she was.. but I was totally gripped by the storyline and needed to know what was going to happen.

I read this book in a single afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed it and therefore can highly recommend it to fans of psychological thrillers.

About the Author:  Claire Allan is an Irish Times bestselling author from Derry, Northern Ireland.
A former journalist with the Derry Journal she made the jump to writing full time in 2016.

She wrote her first novel in 2006, and Rainy Days and Tuesdays was subsequently published in 2007 and reached number 2 in the Irish BestSellers chart.

Claire’s books cover everything from break ups to break downs, family relationships to a little bit of social history – and she prides herself on writing with both humour and warmth.
She is a supporter of both Aware (Defeat Depression) and the Alzheimer’s Society.

She is married, a mum to two kids (one of each kind), and she tolerates her two neurotic cats for the sake of her family. She considers Michael Buble to be her one true love – although she rarely talks about the time she met him, and he kissed her and she kissed him back.

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