Back of 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 mystery 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... Would you give your life to save another? That is the first question I asked myself when I opened the pages of Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze, because that is the first choice someone made in the prologue... "You know what I want..." and the results are deadly for the woman who makes that choice, and it also starts a whole chain of events that make up such a great suspense thriller.
Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze was such a page-turner! The plot was so intriguing- a woman who is left for dead, who has no idea who she is, finds herself at a crisis center and in the presence of a man, whose wife was murdered and who she is the dead ringer for. What is their connection? Who is she? What is going on? Vicki Hinze seamlessly weaves such an amazing story with murder, crosses & double-crosses, mystery & intrigue, and even adds a touch of multinational terrorism. As we are introduced to all the parties involved, the way they fit slowly comes together for a really satisfying read. Vicki even adds a bit of comic relief in there with a couple of thugs whose logic behind their plots and subplots are laughable (but still deadly).
I had never read any novels by Vicki Hinze before, and didn't know what to expect. What I found out was that Vicki is a terrific writer! Forget Me Not grabbed my attention from the start and kept me turning those pages. It's suspense, mystery, thriller and romance all rolled up in one. The plot intrigued me from the start - the thought of not knowing who you are, but knowing you are in such mortal danger; trying to survive, while at the same time trying to find out who you are... This is also considered Christian fiction with choices guided by faith based morals. But the novel doesn't get preachy, and was actually refreshing.
Forget Me Not was addictive. I just couldn't put it down. (I finished it one day!) If you like a good mystery with plenty of suspense, Forget Me Not is one for your nightstand. The story easily flows between characters and settings, building up to a great ending. I want to thank Liz of WaterBrook Multnomah for sending along a review copy! Thanks Liz, it was a wonderful read! Would YOU like to read an excerpt of Forget Me Not? You can learn more about Forget Me Not AND read an excerpt at the publishers site, WaterBrookMultomah.com!
About the Author... Vicki Hinze is an award-winning author of twenty-three novels, three nonfiction books, and hundreds of articles. Selected for Who’s Who in America in 2004 as a writer and educator, Hinze is active in Romance Writers of America and serves as a Vice President on the International Thriller Writers Board of Directors. Vicki lives in Florida with her artist husband, a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. Visit www.vickihinze.com to learn more about Vicki’s books, blogs, and writing programs.
*P.S. This Book is Kindle Ready!