Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Forget Me Not
Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze is a thriller you don't want to miss.
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?
I have to admit that I found the first part of this book rather frustrating. The first chapter seemed to be completely from a different book and it took quite some time for it to come out how it was all connected. Since it is a mystery there are a lot of unnamed people, especially in the beginning (the subject, his unnamed contact, the inside man, etc.) and I personally was rather confused by it all.
However I read on. And I am so glad I did. The mysterious woman, who is called Susan (because of her resemblance to the deceased Susan and not knowing her real name) for a good part of the book, was carjacked, beaten and left for dead. When she was rescued she remembered only bits and pieces of her life - but the one thing she remembered without a doubt was God. We follow her journey as she lets her faith in God bring her through some horrendous happenings. We follow as Ben fights his doubts about who she is and what brought her to the crises center - and what her connection to his deceased wife is. And we watch as he struggles to find the faith he lost when he lost his family.
An absolute page turner - it was so good I even took it along to work to read on those short 15 minute breaks.
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This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.