Monday, April 19, 2010

Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze

About Forget Me Not:


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?

About Vicki Hinze:

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. Learn more about Vicki’s books, blogs, and writing programs at her website.

My thoughts:

Forget Me Not hooked me from the very first page...and kept me hooked until the very last!

Vicki Hinze did a great job with character development throughout this whole book. I really liked how she portrayed our "mystery woman" a victim, yes, but not as a shrinking violet. The characters' innate sense of the faith she possesses gave her a strength you don't always see in a character in her position. At first I didn't like Benjamin Brandt...he was just too abrasive for me (but since he's been through tragedy as well, I guess I'll give him a bit of a break), but I like how Vicki uses our "mystery woman" to soften him up a bit.

This book kept me on an emotional roller coaster...from feeling sadness and grief for the feeling a bit gleeful once the bad guys get their due.

If you like a book with lots of suspense...not just in the 'what's going to happen next?' sense, but also the 'why is this happening?' sense...with a light mix of romance, I'm sure you'd enjoy this book. I'm certainly looking forward to more from Vicki Hinze.

Review book was generously provided by WaterBrook Multnomah.**My apologies to the publisher and author for this slightly late issues kept me from my intention to post this late last week.**

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