Publisher Description

It all started with the bereavement flowers with my name on them.

Not the best way to wake up, right? I work in a flower shop. I know a funeral arrangement when I see one.

I know a killer when I see one, too. And one is standing in my hospital room right now, straight behind the man who saved my life.

I can’t tell anyone the truth, because that’s the fastest way to really die. So I do the next best thing. I “lose” my memory. 

I fake my amnesia.

Pretending not to remember a brutal attempted murder has its perks. The killer is backing down, spending less time around me, loosening the noose.

The less I claim to recall, the more my rescuer, Duff, works to help me “remember.” I hate lying to him.

But he doesn’t understand that my memory is dangerous. To me. And to him.

Fooling everyone isn’t easy. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

Except it’s starting to look like I’ve been fooling myself.

In more ways than one.

Read Book 1 in the newest series from USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine.

“…intrigue and dark humor on display in this thriller…”

While the immediate—and more compelling—tension in Raine’s (A Shameless Little Bet, 2018, etc.) heart-pumping series opener comes from Lily’s constant proximity to her would-be killer, the action takes place against a backdrop of secret government scandals.

Fortunately, Lily’s voice is captivating, wry, and tough enough to sell this thriller. The novel ends with a cliffhanger that startles, if only because readers will have become so attached to Lily. 

— Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Meli Raine’s books:

“Fresh, riveting, and thrumming with emotion and romantic suspense, False Memory is absolutely unputdownable. You need this book!” - New York Times bestselling author Meghan March

“I accidentally lost a day to this trilogy! It is unputdownable. Apparently I'm on a dark-and-twisty binge, and this book is addictive.” - USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen (Harmless series)

November 13
Prosaic Press, Inc.
Prosaic Press, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Cassiedoodle1 ,

False memory

Great book
Characters are great
Moves along quickly
Loved it

lead.astray ,

False Memory Book 1

I HATE, HATE, HATE cliffhanger endings that force you to buy two more books to find out the ending. I assumed the next two books were about different characters like a sibling’s story or a secondary character’s storyline. I would not have read the book if I had known this information and would have appreciated that fact being told in the plot outline.

Sfhh1969 ,

"False memory" (false 1) by Meli Raines

What a creative storyline for a book! Powerful beginning which captivates you from the very first word. Words can’t adequately explain the sheer brilliance of the author’s descriptions of the coma, her recovery and the threat she has to avoid by pretending to have amnesia. Poor Lily must’ve been EXHAUSTED. I LOVE how details of the shooting and surrounding events leading up to it are given so sparingly throughout the story.

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