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Friday, April 16, 2010

Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze (Book Review)

Title: Forget Me Not
Author: Vicki Hinze
Publisher: WaterBrook/Multnomah

About the Book: Crossroads Crisis Center owner Benjamin Brandt was a content man -- in his faith, his work, and his family.  Then in a flash, everything he loved was snatched away.  His wife and son were murdered, and grief-stricken Ben lost faith.  Determination to find their killers keeps him going, but after three years of dead ends and torment, his hope is dying too. Why had he survived? He'd failed to protect his family.

Now, a mysterious woman appears at Crossroads seeking answers and help -- a victim who eerily resembles Ben's deceased wife, Susan.  A woman robbed of her identity, her life, of everything except her faith -- and Susan's necklace.

The connections between the two women mount, exceeding coincidence, and to keep the truth hidden, someone is willing to kill.  Finding out who and why turns Ben and the mysstery woman's situation from dangerous to deadly.  Their only hope for survival is to work together, trust each other, and face whatever they discover head on, no matter how painful.  But will that be enough to save their lives and heal their tattered hearts?

My thoughts:  I like thrillers a lot, but this one struggled to keep my attention.  I think it was mainly because I kept losing track of who everybody was.  There were a lot of characters - first were the good guys - then there were the bad guys - then there were the bad guys who were trying to be good, etc, etc.  I was more than halfway through the book before I could stop turning back to previous pages to try to figure out who was who.  Once that far though, I didn't want to give up on it - It had grabbed my interest enough that I wanted to find out what the connections between all of them were.  There was a message of faith throughout - and how even in your worst place there will always be someone to lean on and carry you through.

~I received a copy of this for review from WaterBrook Multnomah.~

Forget Me Not
Publisher/Publication Date: Waterbrook Multnomah, March 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60142-205-7
336 pages

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