When a John Doe washes up on the shores of Calico Bay, no one knows who he is—including him. But one thing's instantly clear to deputy sheriff Audrey Martin: the man's marked for murder. And she's the only one who can protect him from the assassins who lurk at every turn.
The arrival of a team of men claiming he's Canadian Border Services officer Nathanial Longhorn only further complicates the matter.
As his memories slowly start drifting back, Nathanial's determined to work with Audrey to uncover who wants him dead and why. But he's tangled in something that threatens to submerge them both. And unless Audrey can help him figure out what, this Christmas might be their last.
I love it when I get a story in my hands, that pulls me in from the first page, and makes me forget everything else I was supposed to do while I'm flipping the pages as fast as I can. Identity Unknown was that to me, and I enjoyed every moment of it.
The suspense and action are explosive in the story. The constant fear and danger in the air, lift the tension high, and the amnesia makes it so intense, it is nearly tangible. The fact that there are very few whom Audrey and Nathanial can trust tightens the bind in-between them.
Audrey has a bit of a chip on her shoulder about being a female in the force, for a good reason. As the story unfolds, her power struggles with Nathanial turns nearly comical, they both see the humor in the situations, when it is appropriate. I liked them together, the connection was special, the attraction was evident, but most of all, they were able to share their faith in God together, praying together and for each other, relying on Him to guide and protect when facing the danger. The feelings between them were instantaneous and only grew as the time passed. The epilog making a perfect ending, giving more believability to the instant feelings they had.
The secondary characters, many known from the previous books in the series, rest family, and friends, were likable and enjoyable.
The unknown threat, the constant menace, the uneasiness of the amnesia, the delightful romance, with bits of humor, and lots of faith made this story delightful and entertaining, impossible to put down
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
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