Gone But Not Forgotten
by C Michele Dorsey

An elderly mother with dementia – and dark secrets.
A daughter who’s desperate to know the truth – no matter what.

Get hooked by this thrilling, slow-burn novel of domestic suspense from critically acclaimed mystery author C Michele Dorsey.

“Engrossing . . . This solid psychological suspense novel should appeal to Lisa Unger fans” – Publishers Weekly
“Dorsey escalates the tension masterfully” – Kirkus Reviews

Ever since Olivia and her mother fled their home, back when she was just a child, Olivia’s lived with her mother’s secrets and mantras. Don’t stand out. Don’t make friends. And most important of all: Don’t ask questions.

Olivia is now a twenty-nine-year-old law student. She lives in Boston in a beautiful home with the perfect husband. It’s a good life. But she’s always longed to know more about her family history, and now her beloved mother has dementia, she knows she probably never will.

That is, until her mother signs a check in a different name, the day before she dies, leaving Olivia an unexpected clue to her past – a clue that will lead her down a dark and deadly path.

Because someone doesn’t want Olivia to know her real identity. Her husband, her mother’s caregivers, even her best friend – can she trust they’re who they say they are? The truth about Olivia’s past may set her free – but only if she doesn’t die first . . .


“Engrossing . . . This solid psychological suspense novel should appeal to Lisa Unger fans”

Publishers Weekly

“Dorsey escalates the tension masterfully”

Kirkus Reviews

“Outstanding . . . Chockablock with unanticipated plot twists, complex supporting characters, and terrific dialogue makes for mighty good page-turning fun”

Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Permanent Sunset

“Dorsey’s plot has the requisite twists, turns, and everything else”

Kirkus Reviews on Permanent Sunset

“A divine locale and a quick-thinking amateur sleuth make this a great bet”

Booklist on Permanent Sunset

“A full-fledged mystery that grabbed my attention and quickly became a page-turner . . . [A] wonderfully terrific series”

Dru’s Book Musings on Permanent Sunset

“The cast of characters is appealing . . . The plot is intricate with quite a few red herrings”

Library Journal on No Virgin Island

“Fun . . . Readers will look forward to Sabrina’s future adventures”

Publishers Weekly on No Virgin Island

“Fast-paced, gripping, terrific”

Carolyn Hart, New York Times bestselling author, on No Virgin Island

“Fast-paced and action-packed . . . I had to know what happens next, and boy did I enjoy what follows”

Dru’s Book Musings on No Virgin Island

C Michele Dorsey

C. Michele Dorsey is the author of the Sabrina Salter series, the Danny and Nora O’Brien series, and the standalone thriller Gone But Not Forgotten. Michele is a lawyer, mediator, former adjunct law professor, and nurse who didn’t know she could be a writer when she grew up. Now that she does, Michele writes constantly, whether on St John, outer Cape Cod, or anywhere within a mile of the ocean.

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Gone But Not Forgotten by C Michele Dorsey is available in the following formats

Hardback97814483107844th July 2023146 X 223mm240$29.99
Hardback97814483107844th July 2023146 X 223mm240£21.99
Ebook97814483107914th July 2023N/A240$14.99
Ebook97814483107914th July 2023N/A240£12.99
Paperback978144831173628th May 2024137 X 218mm240$18.99
Paperback978144831173628th March 2024137 X 218mm240£13.99
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