Remember Me by Romily Bernard is the second in the Wicket Tate series, the first being Find Me…which I loved, by the way. Wicket and her step-mother, Brenda, are attending Judge Bay’s Carnivale party, a function to announce his re-election candidacy. Bren’s there because he expedited the adoption papers for Wicket and her sister, Lily. Wick is there at Detective Carson’s orders to ‘get something’ on the Judge. As the Judge is about to announce his candidacy, he opens a large curtain and instead of finding his re-election poster, he finds a dead girl with Remember Me scrawled across her chest.
Thus starts an action packed adventure that has Wick hacking into computers, breaking into buildings, getting beaten up, tasered and more. The suspense and spine chilling begins on page 1 and ends at the end of the book–non-stop.
I really liked the beginning, but, have you heard the phrase “Too much of a good thing?” Well, so I felt with Remember Me. There are multiple (too many) threads that jumble the story. There’s too much breaking and entering, too much hacking and it just seems too easy.
Given that you have to suspend belief to enjoy Wick’s antics, I still found the characters unbelievable. Wick is too whiny for a girl who breaks and enters. Bren, who truly loves her step-daughters, steps out of character at the end. And I won’t even go into the ending except to say that while understand that it needed to let the series continue, I just didn’t like it. Not one bit!
To get the full flavor of Remember Me, you should read Find Me. The same characters are in both and the back story is important for the current book.
I still love the concept of these books. I just wish that the next books would go in a different direction.