First published in the USA and UK in 1995
Shari Cooper lives on, as the talented writer Jean Rodrigues. She has a dream - that vicious creatures are trying to destroy humanity. The creatures won't let the story be told. Neither will they let Shari survive to tell it.
After being somewhat disappointed with Remember Me 2, I wasn’t sure what to expect with the final in the trilogy. Again it was a book I read in my teens but I didn’t remember too much about it (ironic, huh?). However, I was pleasantly surprised as I found taught introspective tale of materialism verses spiritual enlightenment. And if that sounds a little heavy, I promise it’s not. On one level it’s the final part of Shari’s tale and how she has to regain her way again. Woven throughout is a science fiction tale about an alien culture invading Earth in the future that Shari is writing which adds real tension and action to the story. Added to which there is plenty adventure still to be had as Shari starts shooting her new movie based on one of her books.
Romance is a strong element to this book, yet Christopher Pike has added so many philosophical questions throughout that it gets you thinking about the meaning of life. There are some pleasing cameos by Jimmy, Jo and Detective Garrett, but even Peter doesn’t get a lot of screen time – this is firmly Shari’s story. I was surprised to find a tear in my eye at the end as I was moved by the story. However, despite this it might be a bit wordy for some and the action takes a while to get going. Overall, this is a great end to a trilogy that starts with our heroine’s death and ends the only way it can. I enjoyed the journey immensely.