Benjamin Brandt is trying to recover from the murder of his wife Susan and his son, and not doing too good of a job of it. He’s avoided the Crossroads Crisis Center he founded, because too much of it reminds him of his dead wife. He’s walked away from his faith.
And then into the center walks a young woman who looks remarkably like Susan, who says her name is Susan, and is wearing a piece of Susan’s jewelry. The only problem is – she has no memory, except that she believes in God. She’s been kidnapped on the streets on New Orleans, beaten and left in woods near the town where Ben lives. And it becomes clear that her kidnapping is tied to the murder of Ben’s family.
Yes, Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze is one of those “I can’t put it down because I can’t wait to find out what happens next” suspense books. It’s fast-paced, and crazy things happen on virtually every page. The book starts with a murder and is filled with crosses and double-crosses, so many, in fact, that you have to keep reading to keep them all straight. And it also is a bit of a romance that happens so quickly you’ll miss it if you’re not looking for it.
This is the first in a “Crossroads Crisis Center” series that Hinze will be publishing with Multnomah.
(Attention, Federal Trade Commission: my name was selected at random in a drawing for this book by a blogger, so I didn't receive this from the publisher, agent or author or anyone else who might profit by giving me the book.) (Sigh.)