The Unforgotten

The Unforgotten

Laura Powell / Dec 11, 2019

The Unforgotten It s and fifteen year old Betty Broadbent has never left the Cornish fishing village of St Steele or ventured far beyond the walls of the boarding house run by her erratic mother But when the Lon

  • Title: The Unforgotten
  • Author: Laura Powell
  • ISBN: 9781910449592
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s 1956 and fifteen year old Betty Broadbent has never left the Cornish fishing village of St Steele or ventured far beyond the walls of the boarding house run by her erratic mother But when the London press pack descends to report on a series of gruesome murders of young women, Betty s world changes In particular she is transfixed by mysterious and aloof reporter, MrIt s 1956 and fifteen year old Betty Broadbent has never left the Cornish fishing village of St Steele or ventured far beyond the walls of the boarding house run by her erratic mother But when the London press pack descends to report on a series of gruesome murders of young women, Betty s world changes In particular she is transfixed by mysterious and aloof reporter, Mr Gallagher As the death toll rises, an unlikely friendship blossoms between Betty and Gallagher But as their bond deepens, they find themselves entangled with the murders and each is forced to make a devastating choice, one that will shape their own lives and the life of an innocent man forever.

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    1. 3.5 It is 1956 and in the Cornish fishing village, women are being murdered. Reporters descend on the village, staying at the boardinghouse that fifteen years old Betty and her mother run. Events quickly spiral out of control and Betty finds herself way over her head.Told in the narrative voice of Betty, fifty years apart, the reader pieces together an inappropriate relationship, against the murders and a descent into madness. This is a very atmospherically dark and gloomy read. It is also one o [...]

    2. The year is 1956 and fifteen-year-old Betty Broadbent's life is about to change forever. There is a murderer loose in St Steele, the little Cornish fishing village where she lives with her unpredictable mother who runs a boarding house. A bunch of journalists is flocking the boarding house and one of them, John Gallagher catches her eyes. Despite him being older than her are they drawn to each other, but the decisions they make will have deep consequence's years after this.This book turned out t [...]

    3. A somewhat different mystery than the norm. For starters, it takes place in 1956 and the main character is only 15. Betty is dealing with a bipolar mother, a crush on an older man and a serial killer roaming the town murdering young women.Flash forward 50 years and Mary is feeling guilty for sending an innocent man to prison for the murders. There’s a bit of a Lolita feel to this mystery, as a relationship develops between Betty and Gallagher, the reporter who has come to town because of the m [...]

    4. I award this a solid 4.5 stars.Betty Broadbent is a 15 year old girl who helps her mother Dolores manage the Hotel Eden in St. Steele, a village on the south coast of Cornwall, England. It's 1956, and the hotel is fully booked with news reporters. There has been a slew of murders recently, all blond young girls on the cusp of womanhood. Betty's Dad died in the war, so it's just her and Mom Dolores running the hotel which the Eden family owns. Betty is mature beyond her years and precocious, forc [...]

    5. Unfortunately this one is a miss for me. Using the tired device of an alternating dual timeline, a series of murders happen during 1956 in Cornwall. Fifty years later the story unravels. It’s simplistically written, contains irritating characters with unbelievable motives. The best thing I can say about The Unforgotten is that it reads fast and I didn’t waste a lot of time with it. But it is, well, forgettable.

    6. This novel begins in the small, seaside town of St Steele, where Betty Broadbent spends her time helping her mother manage the Hotel Eden. Usually, there are a mere handful of guests, but the murder of two young women lead to a press invasion of the town and the journalists head to the local hotel. It is 1956 and Betty is a young girl whose life, even before the murders, is fairly precarious. Her mother suffers depression, drinks heavily and berates her daughter to do her best to ensnare the ric [...]

    7. Wow just wow. Complex and an amazing read. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I don’t give a five star reviews easily. However this one certainly deserves one and I am happily offering it.This book is a complex story that bridges a 50 year span. It’s the story of love, passion, mystery, murder, and huge secrets that change the life of many people.Complex with threads that wind through so many years of one’s life. The weight the burden of the secret is so big it’s crushing to one’s so [...]

    8. 2.5 somewhat disappointing starsSometimes a secret can control your life, make you do what you never thought you would, lose someone you love.In this book, we have a stoy of a young girl, Betty Broadbent, who is sheltered, naive, and about to become involved with an older man, Mr Gallagher. Gallagher is one of a gaggle of reporters drawn to this Cornish village where Betty and her mother run a hotel. They have come because of crimes committed against young women. Betty and Mr Gallagher witness s [...]

    9. 2.5 starsI have a wide-range of conflicting emotions about this one. I kept calling it The Unforgiven and then I quipped that it was The Unmemorable. There are a wide-range of pros and cons to this one, more cons for me though. :-( "For fans of Louise Penny" this is not. I am baffled that this would be included in the description.

    10. 3.5 Stars. Rounding up to four as I felt it veered more that way.It's 1956 and 15 year old Betty has her hands full taking care of her unbalanced mother and helping to run the hotel her mother manages. She has her hands full and yet, personally, she is unfulfilled and bored if that makes sense. Then the town is plagued by a series of murders, the hotel is filled with journalists and Betty's life is suddenly far more interesting and a bit too complicated. One of the journalists is 30 year old Joh [...]

    11. I usually stay away from books that are compared to other books by authors I love but a comparison of Laura Powell's debut mystery to Tana French's works was too tempting to pass by.And I'm so glad I read it. Atmospheric (it takes place in Cornwall) with vividly drawn characters, the story is well written and absorbing. I loved Betty Broadbent, the 15 year old protagonist who falls in love with an older man. The story itself is an old one but here it is made fresh by the portrait of young Betty. [...]

    12. In 1956, Betty Broadbent lives in the small seaside village in St. Steele helping her alcoholic mother, Delores run a boarding house. Reporters have converged on the town and filled the boarding house. They are in town to cover the brutal murders of several young women. Betty finds herself mysteriously drawn to a reporter named Gallagher and they've soon forged a strained friendship. As Betty's relationship with Gallagher unfolds, they find themselves caught in a lie that condemns an innocent ma [...]

    13. 3.5 stars. A murder mystery set in Cornwall, 1956. I really enjoyed all of this, but was particularly taken in by a very promising start and the hunt for a violent village killer. Unfortunately, somewhere around the middle, the plot took a few directions I wasn't quite as thrilled by, (view spoiler)[specifically, Betty's developing relationship with a much older man. She was completely taken advantage of, but I'm not sure if this was presented well enough. I worry that some readers may take this [...]

    14. **ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**It’s hard to review a book like this. A book that crawls its way around your heart and shakes it around in your chest.Laura Powell’s debut novel The Unforgotten is entangled with a shot of crazy, a dash of fear, a love so pure and innocent, and characters so gripping, you scratch your head wondering if it was real or if it was all just a story after all.Betty Broadbent and her mother Dolores live in a small seaside village in the [...]

    15. I feel I should note I edited this after my initial review, because the more I thought about it1956. Fifteen-year-old Betty Broadbent has never left the Cornish fishing village of St Steele or ventured far beyond the walls of the boarding house run by her erratic mother. But when the London press descends to report on a series of gruesome murders, Betty's world changes. She's transfixed by aloof reporter, Mr Gallagher. As the death toll rises, an unlikely friendship blossoms between them. But as [...]

    16. Original review up on Hiding in BooksThe Unforgotten is a novel about murders in the 50's, and the effects the case has on the lives of people immediately in the aftermath, and 50 years in the future. When I started this, I thought it was strictly historical, but when I read the first '50 years later' chapter I was immediately invested in the story. I was really excited to try and put the clues together based on the scraps of knowledge imparted on the reader in each chapter. I finished the story [...]

    17. Thanks to Netgalley for my copy.This book alternates between 1956 and fifty years later. Betty is the daughter of the local boarding house owner. Her mother suffers with mental illness and is unpredictable and flighty. The house is inundated with reporters covering some local brutal murders. Fast forward fifty years and we have the story of Mary who is tortured by the knowledge of an innocent man committed for someone else's crimes.This was an OK read for me, not enthralling and unfortunately qu [...]

    18. The Unforgotten is a nice little mystery that takes place in the sleepy town of St. Steele where a string of gruesome murders has brought in an abundance of reporters. They are all staying at the town's only inn, the Hotel Eden, where 15 year old Betty Broadbent lives and works with her beautiful, mentally ill mother. Betty meets John Gallagher, one of the reporters, and quickly becomes interested in him. He doesn't seem to be like the other reporters, he is quieter, more serious. Betty herself [...]

    19. If I could give this book 6 stars, I would do it, or even 7, that's how good it is.It starts with a serial killer in the little and calm town of St Steele, in Cornwall. When reporters from all around the UK descend massively to cover the story, they all room at Hotel Eden, where 15 year old Betty Broadbent and her crazy, alcoholic mother manage and live.Betty becomes friends with John Gallagher, one of the reporters. This friendship will shape the rest of their lives. The promise Betty makes to [...]

    20. I am sorry to say that I've already forgotten this book (although I love the cover!).The story shifts from 1956 to the present day and back, and I got lost more than once not knowing if I was in the past or present. The Unforgotten has a great plot but it never fully developed - and the writing lacked emotion. Overall, this reminded me of bad "noir" book.Thanks NetGalley and Gallery/Threshold Books for the advance digital copy!

    21. I would like to thank Netgalley and Freight Books for an advance copy of The Unforgotten, a debut novel by Laura Powell.The Unforgotten tells of how 15 year old Betty Broadbent and 30 year old John Gallagher met and fell in love in 1956 in the small Cornish village of St Steele against the background of the hunt for a serial killer, The Cornish Cleaver. The fallout from these events spans many years and much heartache. It is told from two points of view, the 15 year old Betty in 1956 and 65 year [...]

    22. Well done, Ms. Powell. I loved your book. I mean, I LOVED your book. I especially enjoyed your method of increasing my curiosity regarding what would be happening. Your flipping from 1956 to fifty years later was very effective in letting us, the readers, know the chain of events.Your character development was superb. Naïve Betty, her difficult mom, mysterious Mr. Gallagher, and Mary – Mary could be a whole nother novel – were believable and complete. The story, with its untold secrets, ill [...]

    23. This story is partly set in a Cornwall village in 1956 where fifteen year old Betty lives with her troubled mother whose bouts of alcoholism and depression often leave Betty in charge of running the small guest house in which they lodge. Following the discovery of several murdered young girls, the sleepy village is suddenly overrun with journalists and police as the hunt for the “Cornish Cleaver” begins. Betty becomes infatuated with the reclusive and solemn journalist John Gallagher who ini [...]

    24. A string of brutal murders have occurred in Betty's home town bringing the press and the obscure Mr. Gallagher to stay at the Hotel Eden run by Betty's mother. Betty's life and relationship with her mother is not an easy one, and she is drawn to John Gallagher. Even though twice her age the two form a bond that is complicated and at times awkward. The choices made and the secrets kept will forever change not only their lives but the lives of others.This is not your typical murder mystery novel. [...]

    25. I received a digital copy of this title from the publisher via Netgalley.Ten Second Synopsis:In 1956, a violent killer known as the Cornish Cleaver is sweeping the countryside where Betty Broadbent runs a hotel with her mother. When Betty forms a relationship with a surly, insular newsman covering the story, events will spin out of control and force Betty to choose between sacrificing her love or letting an innocent man go to prison.My enjoyment level for this story started off high and tapered [...]

    26. You can read this review and other posts at layeredpagesI thoroughly enjoyed this book and loved working out the pieces to the story and making connections. There was a twist to this story I didn’t see coming and as the story came to an ending, I found myself wanting to read more. I did not want this story to end. The story represents fifty years in the future and fifty years in the past and people who lived in a town where murders were happening and about two unlikely people-Betty and Mr. Gal [...]

    27. Betty is a fifteen year old girl who has led a very sheltered life in her home village of St Steele in Cornwall. It is 1956. A series of brutal murders of girls and young women shatters the peace of village and the place is invaded by the press pack in search of a story and local colour. Betty strikes up a friendship with an enigmatic reporter - John Gallagher. They both make decisions which will affect their future and that of others around them.The book takes the form of two narratives - one f [...]

    28. Book DescriptionIt's 1956 and fifteen-year-old Betty Broadbent has never left the Cornish fishing village of St Steele or ventured far beyond the walls of the boarding house run by her erratic mother. But when the London press pack descends to report on a series of gruesome murders of young women, Betty's world changes. In particular, she is transfixed by a mysterious and aloof reporter, Mr. Gallagher. As the death toll rises, an unlikely friendship blossoms between Betty and Gallagher. But as t [...]

    29. THIS REVIEW & MORE → SYNOPSES BY SARGEI received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Betty Broadbent is a fifteen-year-old girl who lives and works with her mother at Hotel Eden located in a small town near Cornwall, England called St. Steele. The hotel has been the home to newspaper reporters recently due to the unexplained murders of young women. Having a drunk as a mother, Betty is forced to mature at a young age. One reporter, a John Gallagher, captures the heart o [...]

    30. TitleThe UnforgottenAuthorLaura PowellMy " in a nutshell" summaryBetty and her mother run a small hotel in a quaint English town. The town as well as the hotel are overrun with reporters because long haired blonde girls are being butchered. The police as well as everyone else in this town have determined that the murdered is a gentle mane local butcherw known as the “Cornish Cleaver”. This story gets even more complicated because Bettyy 15has fallen in love with Mr. Gallagher of the reporter [...]

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