Book Review: Dont Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

As I finished Dont Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout, the first thing that came to my mind was that it was definitely a true thriller. The book kept pushing itself into more and more suspense that after a point it was impossible to put down the book.

Dont Look Back Official Synopsis

Dont Look Back

Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all – popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it’s one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took “mean girl” to a whole new level, and it’s clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She’s getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she’s falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

But Cassie is still missing, and the truth about what happened to her that night isn’t just buried deep inside of Sam’s memory – someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?

Dont Look Back RWAT Take

I went for the audio format of the book so it was a completely different experience listening to all that twists and turns.

When i say the book is a good thriller i dont exactly mean that it is exceptionally good. What i truly mean is that at least it keeps the threads of mystery alive throughout the book. The book keeps its fire burning to an appreciable amount. Though yes in between the  book do get sidetracked with romance and the lover games but then that is part of every young adult book

There are certain points where you will feel that the book is piling on but fortunately the pace is good enough that it doesn’t dulls the flow completely.The book opens with our central character finding herself stranded and absolutely in loss of her memory. So the first half of the book keep moving through events and flashbacks to bring the readers to a point where they know where the story is going to pick up. So it might seem to be a bit slower but not enough to want to drop it.

Once the plot thickens the book just gets interesting and you just want to reach the end to find out how it all unfolds.


Its a good entertaining read but all I would advice is to throw your logics and reasoning outside and just read the book for it’s fun.

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