Review| That’s Not My Name – Megan Lally

Since last year I keep saying I want to read more thrillers, but I haven’t read that many. So I decided to start 2024 off right by reading That’s Not My Name. I have an eARC (which I’m very grateful for) and I found the audiobook on Storytel. Now that I’ve read this book it’s time to talk about my thoughts. Keep on reading to find out more!

She thought she had her life back. She was wrong. It was a mistake to trust him.

Shivering and bruised, a teen wakes up on the side of a dirt road with no memory of how she got there―or who she is. A passing officer takes her to the police station, and not long after, a frantic man arrives. He’s been searching for her for hours. He has her school ID, her birth certificate, and even family photos. He is her father. Her name is Mary. Or so he says.

When Lola slammed the car door and stormed off into the night, Drew thought they just needed some time to cool off. Except Lola disappeared, and the sheriff, his friends, and the whole town are convinced Drew murdered his girlfriend. Forget proving his innocence, he needs to find her before it’s too late. The longer Lola is missing, the fewer leads there are to follow…and the more danger they both are in.


That’s Not My Name had me hooked from the start. I can only imagine waking up on the side of the road and not remembering anything. Add an audiobook with amazing narrators and I just couldn’t put this book down.

When I started reading I have to say I had my doubts if Mary was actually Mary. Things seemed to be a bit too convenient that her father just happened to show up when he did. That kept me wondering though. Especially when we started getting Drew’s POV. He’s being blamed for Lola’s disappearance, but he didn’t do it. Drew is determined to find out what happened to her and to find her.

This book is definitely an emotional read. Megan Lally had me really feeling for these characters and just hoping things would get a nice wrapped up happily ever after. Unfortunately, that’s not the case in all sense, but wow this was a ride. Just when I thought I had it figured out, the author took a complete different turn.

Thrillers are always hard to review, because I don’t want to give anything away. I always feel these are books you need to read knowing as little as possible, but I loved it so much I wanted to talk about it and recommend it to everyone. If you’re looking for a captivating thriller that has the eerie vibes and hooked from the start, definitely pick up That’s Not My Name.

That’s Not My Name seems to be Megan’s first book, but I really hope this author gives us more. I have to say I’m glad I started out my year reading this book. Have you read any good thrillers lately? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you.

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