A chilling new spin-off series from USA TODAY bestselling author Debra Webb sure to keep you up all night…
Former homicide detective Clint Hayes has his first client as a private investigator: a fragile beauty he isn't sure he can trust.
An injury has left Natalie Drummond with gaps in her memory, and she sees and hears things that aren't there. But she's sure she shot an intruder in her Birmingham mansion. So where's the body, the gun, the evidence?
When it's clear someone is trying to kill his vulnerable client, Clint appoints himself her protector, working overtime not to fall for her.
But someone is dead set that Natalie never regains her memories—or makes new ones with Clint.
Eerie and thrilling, intriguing tale with culprits so close to home you would never want to suspect them for the crimes committed.
I liked how the story started with the connection to the 'mother series' this is a spinoff from. The unexpected point of view and the history to start the PI firm nicely gave new readers the background information they needed to start on the series.
The puzzle Natalie and Clint are putting together is not only nearly impossible to solve because of her memory loss, but it seems that the key players keep ending up dead. That creates an intense atmosphere, and with every single clue the person behind the mystery comes closer to home. So many events are connecting, and the evil, deadly force coming closer to Natalie. I admit I had chills at one point while reading this. The energy is vivid, the violence is harsh, and the 'whodunnit' isn't clear to the reader because of the multiple possibilities that just keeps accumulating as the story goes on.
Natalie's memory issue is cleverly done,it is believable, real, scary, and the worst nightmare most has at one time of their lives, 'what if I forget who I am one day'?!
The romance stays in the background, as Natalie and Clint are focused on finding the keys to the mystery and to keep Natalie alive. But the feelings between them are credible and evident, the attraction detectable, their desire to each other palpable.
I enjoyed the foundation that was created to the new series, the characters piqued my interest, and I'm looking forward to more to come in the series. Fascinating and entertaining suspense mixed with charming, appealing romance
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me