How I Lost You

How I Lost You A brilliant debut psychological crime novel for fans of Alex Marwood s The Wicked Girls They told her she killed her son She served her time But what if they lied I have no memory of what happened bu

  • Title: How I Lost You
  • Author: Jenny Blackhurst
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A brilliant debut psychological crime novel, for fans of Alex Marwood s The Wicked Girls.They told her she killed her son She served her time But what if they lied I have no memory of what happened but I was told I killed my son And you believe what your loved ones, your doctor and the police tell you, don t you My name is Emma Cartwright Three years ago I was Susan WA brilliant debut psychological crime novel, for fans of Alex Marwood s The Wicked Girls.They told her she killed her son She served her time But what if they lied I have no memory of what happened but I was told I killed my son And you believe what your loved ones, your doctor and the police tell you, don t you My name is Emma Cartwright Three years ago I was Susan Webster, and I murdered my twelve week old son Dylan I was sent to Oakdale Psychiatric Institute for my crime, and four weeks ago I was released early on parole with a new identity, address and a chance to rebuild my tattered life.This morning, I received an envelope addressed to Susan Webster Inside it was a photograph of a toddler called Dylan Now I am questioning everything I believe because if I have no memory of the event, how can I truly believe he s dead If there was the smallest chance your son was alive, what would you do to get him back A compulsive, thought provoking and thrilling novel from a fantastic new talent.

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    1. Jenny Blackhurst Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the How I Lost You book, this is one of the most wanted Jenny Blackhurst author readers around the world.

    2. This is the type of book that is my worst nightmare come to life; any mother of small children knows what a delicate, fragile state you are in during your kid's first year of life and the premise of this story is so real and hard to swallow that it makes for a powerful read. As a woman who has struggled with postpartum depression/anxiety previously, I could totally relate to Susan Webster on a certain level. No, I didn't kill either of my children, but I've visited some deep, dark places that I [...]

    3. 3 disappointed stars 😔 I have decided I’m going to give this book a complement sandwich for those of you that don’t know what that is, you tell somebody something good and then something bad and then something good again. so I guess the good is the bread and the bad is what is in the sandwich.I thought the basic premise of this book was really interesting, it definitely caught my attention as something I wanted to readThis was a Traveling Sister read and of the 7 that started it only 3 of [...]

    4. Short and quick review for this Sister Read with Marialyce and Berit. I read How I Lost You with two of my Traveling Sisters. The group started with seven of us and only three of us were left standing. This one tested our ability to suspend disbelief throughout the whole story and pushing us over the edge with the ending. It was fun and entertaining and there was some great tension that kept us going to to see how this one played out. It brought out a great discussion and we really enjoyed readi [...]

    5. I have to start off by saying how much of a fan I am of Jenny Blackhurst! She has slowly climbed up my top favorite ladder of authors. I was able to read her novel "Before I Let you In" and I was floored with her talent. So, as you can say I was extremely excited to be given the opportunity to read "How I lost you".Here we are introduced to Susan Webster who has just been released from Oakdale Psychiatric Institution for murdering her 3 month old baby boy. Susan has the chance to start a new lif [...]

    6. Susan Webster has spent the last few years of her life in the Oakdale Psychiatric Institute ever since being charged with killing her three month old son, Dylan. Susan doesn't remember what happened that terrible day when her son died. Over the years though Susan has been led to believe from the doctors that she suffered from depression after Dylan's birth causing her to take actions without any memory of them. Now that Susan has been released she has changed her name to Emma Cartwright to hide [...]

    7. Sometimes a book can have too much going on and overwhelm the reader with seemingly unrelated material that just does not fit the story line. That is what occurred in this novel. The first third of the book left me scratching my head and wondering what the heck was going on. The sequential chapters of Emma/Susan, the woman who was convicted of killing her newborn son due to postpartum depression, and the young teens/adults sowing their very wild oats left this reader quite perplexed. I would hav [...]

    8. Like most bloggers when I saw the proofs for How I Lost You I wanted to read it. Unfortunately the best thing about the book is its blurb and that proof cover. I don't really write reviews for books I would rate less than 3 stars, but given my disappointment with this book and the fact that I somehow managed to finish it, I wanted to get my frustration out somewhere. It's hard for me to fully explain my issues without possibly spoiling the book so read on with that warning.Susan Webster is relea [...]

    9. Made it to 21% and having a very hard time connecting with this. I'm going to set this aside as I don't think it is going to work for me.

    10. Susan Webster was convicted of killing her twelve week old son, Dylan; after serving only three years in a psychiatric hospital she is out on parole having given herself a new name - Emma Cartwright, which is actually used maybe twice during the whole of this book. For company she has Cassie, also a murderer, who befriended her whilst incarcerated. This unlikely pair now live in Ludlow, a small town in Shropshire. Wouldn't you think that a woman, wanting to live anonymously, would chose a large [...]

    11. This is an absolutely thrilling debut novel.Incredibly exciting, fast-paced, edge of your seat roller coaster of a ride, packed full of twists and turns.The characters are well developed and likeable, but be warned, you won’t know which ones to trust.I don’t even have any children, but this had me feeling like I was grieving for a child I never had. I went through a variety of emotions throughout this experience, including fear, as it is very dark in some places, and I even cried at the end. [...]

    12. 3.5 starsThis book started out slow, but really picked up speed about a quarter of the way through, and I didn't really know who the guilty person was until the very end. Lots of twists and unexpected turns, and a story I found quite intriguing. I think this book lost half a star because I read it right after Sophie McKenzie's CLOSE MY EYES, which tells a very similar story, but with a far more likeable protagonist, coming out the more favourable book of the two. Nonetheless, this was fast-paced [...]

    13. How I Lost You – Beautifully Twisted ThrillerHow I Lost You is the absolutly stunning debut thriller from Jenny Blackhurst which draws you in from the beginning, grabs you by the throat and leaves you in tears at the end. This has to be one of the most beautiful twisted thrillers I have read in a long time where you are kept on your toes throughout the story and the twists and turns come when you least expect them which makes this such a brilliant example of the thriller genre. How Jenny Black [...]

    14. A debut psychological crime novelThey told her she killed her son. She served her time. But what if they lied?I have no memory of what happened but I was told I killed my son. And you believe what your loved ones, your doctor and the police tell you, don't you? My name is Emma Cartwright. Three years ago I was Susan Webster, and I murdered my twelve-week-old son Dylan. I was sent to Oakdale Psychiatric Institute for my crime, and four weeks ago I was released early on parole with a new identity, [...]

    15. This book kept me guessing till the end. I have been bored by most thrillers lately, I read so many they start to get repetitive, but this one was not that way. I was caught of guard by the twists and turns this book takes, in a good way! I really enjoyed it!

    16. Really enjoyed this one – an absolute and complete page turner that had me completely enthralled. Took me ages to see where it was going as well, which is always a huge plus point when it comes to mystery and thriller novels, where surprises are few and far between no matter how good they are. And this one was good!So we have Emma then. She is in her second life if you like, her first being that of Susan Webster, child murderer. She does not remember what happened but has grown to accept that [...]

    17. The concept of this book really intrigued – Susan Webster is released on parole from a psychiatric unit where she has spent the past four years after being found guilty of the murder of her 12 week old son Dylan. She has no memory of the murder and has been diagnosed as suffering from puerperal psychosis. Upon her release she takes on a new identity in a new town but pretty soon it becomes apparent that someone has discovered who she is. When someone sends her a photograph of a little boy who [...]

    18. The story begins when Susan Webster is released from a psychiatric hospital after serving a three year sentence for killing her 3 month old baby. At the time was she was diagnosed with severe post natal depression; she still has no memory of that tragic event and has spent much of her imprisonment trying to focus on the happy memories of time spent with her son. Upon her release, she changes her name and moves away – she might expect that she would be left alone to pick up the threads of her l [...]

    19. Wow. Talk about being sucked into a book from the very first page! Jenny Blackhurst certainly knows how to grab her reader and hang on to them until the very last page. I was hooked to this book, spurred on by the small chapters, sometimes only a couple of pages long but always leaving me needing to read 'just one more'.How I Lost You tells the story of Emma/Susan,who after being convicted for the murder of her newborn son has just been released with a new identity. Still unable to remember that [...]

    20. It's a real pity when a blurb overshadows the actual book itself; like many readers, I was attracted to the mysterious notion of a woman who has killed her own child whilst in the depths of postnatal psychosis - or has she? Unfortunately, much of the story is riddled with plot holes and one dimensional characters give it a feel of an amateurish attempt at the thriller genre. This book takes some patience: throughout the first half I was struggling to connect with lead character Susan (or Emma, h [...]

    21. This review was originally posted on [Between My Lines]The whole premise of this book is just intriguing. A woman, who was jailed for murdering her son while suffering from severe post-depression, comes out of prison and gets a photo that indicates her son is still alive. Colour me intrigued, I couldn’t wait to unravel this one. First Line of How I Lost You by Jenny Blackhurst: “My name is Susan Webster.” My Thoughts on How I Lost You by Jenny Blackhurst: Eeekk, this one captivated me from [...]

    22. This is one of them novels where it is so much more than the blurb. But also to give any of that away in the review would ruin it! So I will say this book is dark, gripping and scary at points. I hit 50% and there's a twist, which hugely changes the direction it is going! It has a very dark ending and isn't for the faint hearted!I couldn't read the last 15% quick enough!

    23. This book tackles some really important issues such as depression and/or postpartumman depression, and it is a mystery about a murder that our protagonist cannot remember committing, so I thought this book was going to be really good when I first started reading it, then about three-quarters of the way through it just dropped significantly for me. Things started to get a little confusing due to the amount of characters (at least for me) and them all going under different names in present-day ver [...]

    24. This is the first novel I have read by Jenny Blackhurst, and honestly I'm not familiar with her work. This was an interesting read. I thought it was very well written, but on some level I found it to be very complex. There were an overwhelming amount of characters in this novel. So many at times I found it hard to keep up. Specifically when we're taken to the past and we learn about Jack. Some were well developed, while others I had a hard time differentiating between them. I thought that Jack's [...]

    25. I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review.I really wanted to like this book. It definitely looks like it would be just my type. Unfortunately, it just didn’t really work for me.The pacing felt off. It seemed to drag on and on until about the last quarter of the book. It took me five days to read this, which is kind of unheard of for me for a book of this size. By the end things started to happen at a faster, more suspenseful pace, but it couldn’t really save [...]

    26. Wow - what an emotional roller coaster. How I lost You made me smile, cry, worry and breathe a sigh of relief throughout its 368 pages.This is the story of Susan Webster who was convicted of killing her baby son, Dylan. She can't remember much from that time, but certainly doesn't remembering wanting him dead. Susan has now been released from prison, after a three-year sentence, and is living under the name Emma Cartwright, desperately trying to make a new life for herself. But someone keeps sen [...]

    27. This is a marvelous debut novel from the pen of Jenny Blackhurst.It is a remarkable story of a woman whose life is transformed when she wakes up in a hospital bed to be told she killed her precious son; she serves time in prison on a reduced charge based on severe post-natal depression.Upon her release she has a new identity, one friend, a fellow murderess who she met inside and little motivation to get on with her life.All that changes when an envelope addressed in her former name is posted thr [...]

    28. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! Any review would take away from the genius of this book. It all seems to revolve around a mother killing her son and the aftermath of her actions but this is SO much more than that! Whilst I don't want to take away from the initial storyline which in itself is pretty harrowing you are soon drawn into a world of suspicion, deception and revenge that you won't see coming!This deserves a much better front cover as that alone is misleading but the blurb for the book makes it re [...]

    29. I thoroughly enjoyed this psychological thriller about a woman who apparently murdered her baby son while suffering from post-natal psychosis. As someone who lives on the Shropshire border I enjoyed the local references. And I particularly loved the flashback chapters featuring Jack, 'Billy' and a group of boys whose destinies are headed somewhere very dark indeed. Debut author Blackhurst is a natural when it comes to constructing a fast-moving plot and she has a friction-less, unfussy style tha [...]

    30. Reviewed on: 5171 Miles Book Blog.Thank you to Atria/Emily Bestler books and Netgalley for the chance to review this exciting novel.Let me just say, it’s a good thing I didn’t have a paperback copy of this book because I wouldn’t have been able to turn the pages fast enough.Books like How I Lost You are the reason I love reading. It brought back all of my nostalgic feelings of enjoying books way past my bedtime as a child. I haven’t been this enraptured with a story in years.There’s ju [...]

    31. How I Lost You by Jenny Blackhurst is published by Headline on 23 April 2015 and is the author's debut novel.Over the past few years there has been a steady rise in the amount of psychological thrillers written by female authors. It's taken a while, but I'm delighted about it and I think Jenny Blackhurst is a worthy entry to this stable of fine authors.Susan Webster killed her three month old son. Smothered him with a cushion whilst she was in the midst of puerperal psychosis; a severe form of m [...]

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