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!
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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