Forgotten – The Revelations by Marc Timms

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I have received this book as an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review

Marc Timms loves to write. He started at an early age, studied the art of writing during his school years, but only recently decided to publish and share his work with the world. His first book Shock went straight to number 1 in several categories. Well done, Marc!  🥂

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FORGOTTEN: The Revelations by [Marc Timms] The Forgotten Series

Language: English

Print Length: 77 pages

Text-to-Speech | Enhanced Typesetting | Word Wise

Publication Date: 17 January 2021

Trigger Warnings: Violence

Categories: Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads | Medical Thrillers (Kindle Store & Books)

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Summary

Forgotten: The Revelations is the third book in the Forgotten Series. It features writer Emily Floyd, a best-selling mystery writer. In the first book of the series, Forgotten: The Quest, she starts looking into a series of cases of unidentified women – all having been strangled.

In Book 2, Forgotten: The Return she continues this quest, making some startling discoveries.

In Book 3, Forgotten: The Revelations, she becomes a target of the killer, which seems to be on a mission to destroy all mentions and evidence against him.

Like the previous books in the series, the end of the book leaves the readers with many questions, enticing them to read the next book in the series. The list of books provided makes is clear that there is a book 4 and 5 coming soon. Which means that we will still have to wait a while to discover the identity of the killer.

This book cannot be read as stand-alone novel, as the opening chapter will make no sense without the background story of the previous book. I will say the same about Book 2 in the series as well.

What did I love?

I love Emma Floyd, the main character. Through her we get good insights about the process involved in writing a book – plot ideas and development and the whole thinking process.

“Emma could see that. At times— like now— the thought of a secluded spot to write appealed to her. Now, she had murderers chasing her and mysteries to solve. She lost her focus on writing. On the bright side, she would have more than enough source material to keep her fingers moving.”

Marc Timms. FORGOTTEN – The Revelation (Kindle Locations 164-166). Kindle Edition.

The author manages to build suspense through a logical series of events. The way Emma discovers clues and evidence makes sense, and one discovery leads to another (through some solid investigative work.) Although, the author does produce some unexpected surprises!

And not so much?

This book can be classified as a novella (any book longer than a novelette and shorter than a novel) or novellete (between 1,000 and 7,500 words). It is hard to say, as I do not have the actual word count. The books are all short (about 77 printed pages). Personally, I would have preferred to have all of them combined in one book because every book in the series leaves you with so many unanswered questions.

Having said that, I do believe it takes considerable skill to successfully write this type of book.

Should you read it?

Yes. The series so far, as well as Book 3, spins a gripping tale, and we root for Emma all the way in her quest to find the thriller.

Recommended for readers who like novels about serial killers, crime and murder mysteries and quick reads.

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