Don't Look Back
By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Released: April 15, 2014
Purchase the Book: Amazon
"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 facts 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?" (Summary from goodreads.com)
Don't Look Back was such a creepy and suspenseful story. I loved it! Being the huge Jennifer L. Armentrout fan that I am, I was really excited for this book. I decided to read only a couple of chapters a night though and it just built up the suspense even more. It genuinely freaked me out a few times, so I wouldn't exactly recommend reading this one right before bed. It brought on some crazy dreams.
One night Samantha disappears with her best friend, Cassie, and when she is found, she has no memory of who she is or what happened to Cassie. I don't want to say too much and ruin the book. I think the less you know going into it, the more you will enjoy it. That was the case for me, at least.
Samantha was a well developed protagonist. She has to work through this new start at life, but is also trying to remember what happened Cassie. She realizes that the person she was before she lost her memory, isn't someone that she wants to be anymore. There were also some really excellent side characters too. I loved Scott, Carson, and Julie.
The plot was so captivating and freaky. I could not figure out the ending and it completely took me by surprise. I loved trying to piece together the truth about what happened to Sam and the secrets she was keeping before she lost her memory. There was also a great balance of romance and humor mixed in with all the drama.
Overall I really loved Don't Look Back! It's a twisted and suspenseful story. I definitely recommend picking this one up!