Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

Review: Memory of Murder


Wow. This Love Inspired Suspense by Ramona Richards grabbed hold of me on page one and I couldn’t put it down until I finished.

Something happened in Lindsey’s past. Something she doesn’t remember, but somebody else does. And he will hush her permanently.

And that’s what this whole book is about – secrets and covered memories that finally fully reveal at the feet of a sadistic madman. Can you tell I liked it?

I really liked the main character. Lindsey is a waif archetype. Streetwise and happy to be a loner, she’s challenged by newly found sisters. Family that she thought she’d left behind for good. And in addition to them, she’s found herself growing close and depending upon a Warrior type of hero.

I liked him, too. Jeff needs his brain working to catch the man who attacked Lindsey, who twice threatened her. But every time he gets near her, it’s his emotions, not his cognitive skills, that fire up.

And the plot is thick with intensity. There aren’t the twists and turns of a mystery in this suspense, though the full story remains hidden until the end. But because of the tension, a whodunit just isn’t necessary.

The only probably I had with this story was a couple of strings that weren’t attached. Very specifically, the reader is told about certain characters, but one is never mentioned again. The other, while mentioned, has no future beyond the third chapter or so. We never find out what happened before with the character or what the outcome will be.

They weren’t huge hanging strings. The plot hits a solid resolution in both the main story and the side issue, as well as the romance. Well of course. It’s Love Inspired! Hee!

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Here’s the skinny on Memory of Murder

Lindsey Presley certainly can’t imagine why anyone would want her dead—though she knows she wouldn’t be alive today if not for the local cop who saved her from two murder attempts. Deputy Jeff Gage has worked difficult cases, but with only Lindsey’s fractured memories of a broken past to guide him, this is by far his most challenging. For Lindsey, fleeing the town she has come to call home is unthinkable. Separately, they are vulnerable, but together, Jeff and Lindsey just may stand a chance of catching a ruthless killer.

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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

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