This is a read-in-one gulp kind of novel. Seriously, once you start you won't be able to stop. So clear your calendar, send your loved ones off on an adventure without you and curl up by with this intense read for the afternoon.
A twisty, turny plot that is so complicated I'll just advise you to go with the flow and be content with knowing that eventually everything will be revealed. Edgy and tense and utterly compelling.
And if all that danger and mystery isn't enough to leave you gasping for breath, the romance is sure to. From a less than stellar first meet -- let's just say that Ben doesn't make a great first impression...or second...and possibly third. He's wary and cynical and bitter. A real contrast to the mystery woman who has been stripped of everything but her faith. And he wants none of it, but she has a way about her and he can't deny that it's her faith that anchors her. Definitely interesting dynamics between these two.
Taut suspense coupled with an impossible romance provide hours of sublime reading pleasure.
Forget Me Not will be quickly forgotten. The storyline is so complicated that it's difficult to keep track of all the players, who is family, friend or foe? I found myself having to frequently replay the names and places of some characters, taking away from enjoying the story. By the time I was two thirds of the way through, I started skimming (a really bad sign), hoping that I could pick up a thread of interest. But determined to finish the book, I did and I was left disappointed. This was my first book by this author, and probably my last.
A gripping suspense story that will keep you guessing until the end.
I really enjoyed this book. Not only did it have a strong suspense angle and a dash of romance but the faith angle was very good. No matter what happened, even losing her memory in a very traumatic way, the heroine never wavers in her faith. I do tend to get a little tired of the heroines in suspense stories having to find their way to God, so it was nice to read a story about a girl already there who is also strong enough in her faith to withstand anything thrown at her. Our hero has lost sight of his faith but little by little he finds his way back to the perfect Love.
That said, the heroine, is not a perfect goody-goody. She loses her temper at the hero and firmly puts him in his place when they first meet, she clobbers a bad guy that breaks into her cottage, she even uses a few interesting items as weapons including a fire extinguisher and a water hose. She is scared but still tries to do what is right.
The hero has some issues to work through, amongst them is guilt over failing to protect his wife and son. Grieving and bitter he still tries to do the right thing. He does help our heroine even though he thinks she might be some kind of con artist trying to get his money.
I felt the characters were flawed and had their own foibles which made them all the more believable.
The mystery has as many twists and turns as a Louisiana bayou. You never quite know what to expect next. Is the amnesiac heroine somehow Ben's deceased wife, Susan? If she isn't, then why does she look like Susan and how did she get Susan's necklace? Who is after her, is there more than one person? And why is she so frightened of the little seaside town?
If you want to know the answers to these questions than I suggest you hurry and get a copy of this exciting story.
I am so glad I have the next book in the series so I don't have to wait to find out what happens next.
This is the first of the Crossroads Crisis Center trilogy, and it is a great Christian thriller. The heroine has people wanting to kill her, and she now finds herself beaten and with no memory of who she is. She just knows she's in danger and shouldn't go to police or authorities for help. Slowly, the reader learns bits of backstory and meets secondary characters, but who can be trusted and who can't? What is the carefully constructed conspiracy that surrounds her? Who is Susan? Who is Kelly? What happened three years ago? What in the world is going on now? Who or what is NINA? The role of God as her protector and her assurance of her identity as a child of God is the one truth she clings to even when all else is a frightening unknown to her.
The heroine's attempts to make sense of her feelings of loneliness, guilt and imminent danger add to the pulse-quickening suspense for the reader who shares her confusion and sense of urgency . So many plot twists and turns with many characters not being what they appear to be kept me guessing until the satisfying ending. This book is all a thriller should be and can be read as a stand-alone in spite of being the first in a series.
I received this book from bookfun.org in exchange for an honest opinion. The opinions expressed are solely mine.
When Kelly wakes up after being left for dead , she has no recollection of who she is - all that she has on her is a business card with "Crossroads Crisis Centre" scrawled with the name Susan and a cross around her neck that reads "To Susan Love Ben". Once, Kelly arrives at the Crossroads centre desperate to remember exactly who she is - she is bombarded with memories of a woman named Susan and the likeness is uncanny. The only thing is that Susan and her son were murdered three years ago. Soon Kelly with the help of Susan's husband Ben , will unravel both the mysteries behind Susan and her son's death but also Kelly's mugging - are they related and what happens when they discover it is part of a deeper organisation called NINA - a group of bio-terriosts - have they gotten themselves in too far and will Kelly whose escaped death this time around be so lucky to escape it again and will Ben discover the closure about his wife and son's murders. A novel that proves that by having God's faith- we can overcome the worst of situations.