Review: I Don’t Forgive You by Aggie Blum Thompson

Author: Aggie Blum Thompson
Publisher: Forge Books
Released: June 8, 2021
Received: NetGalley

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I Don’t Forgive You is a mystery thriller written by Aggie Blum Thompson and is perfect for those that love a little dash of family drama mixed in.

Allie Ross thought that she was finally making it somewhere in the world. Her photography business was finally doing well enough to move her and her son to an upscale DC suburb, which on the outside seemed like a huge success.

Right up until she got framed for murder, that is. Talk about highs and lows hitting all at once. And to think, it all started because one of the new neighbors knew about the darker past that Allie had worked so hard to hide.

“Symmetry reigns here, and I am askew.”

I think this is the first time I’ve read a thriller novel that used Tinder as a premise. That was unexpected, but I have to admit that it certainly added something to the story! I Don’t Forgive You is very much a mystery and thriller.

This is the sort of psychological thriller perfect for people who like wondering about skeletons and closets. It makes you wonder how big a secret has to be to it to be explosive when finally out in the open.

“Forgiveness is not a luxury but a necessity. Forgiveness is the backbone of love. And love makes life bearable”

I loved Aggie Blue Thompson’s writing style here. It was easy to get to know Allie and her world, appreciating what she was working so hard for. But, likewise, it is so painfully easy to picture oneself as the target of this sort of attack. It feels too easy, given the technology we so frequently take for granted.

Admittedly, this novel ended up having fewer twists than I expected. I won’t say that I hoped for more, as I really did enjoy the read. But I was surprised by the lack of well…surprise. Maybe I’ve just gotten too used to convoluted tales.

Thanks to Forge Books and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.


About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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