Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Book Review - Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not
By Vicki Hinze


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 hystery 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 love a good mystery and this book definitely fits in that category. There is so much to like about this book - from the believable characters to the wonderful plot line.

First of all, I absolutely love the way the author weaves the heroine's faith into her life in a way that I could relate to. It was real. It wasn't forced or sappy - just real. Next, the story line was just amazing - turning this way and that - weaving the different threads together in very surprising ways. Just when I thought I knew what was going on, I didn't. It made for a turn pager, that's for sure (in fact, I stayed up until 2 AM one night reading!) and I was pleased with the ending, too. The author didn't just wrap things up in a neat little package in 10 pages. She made the ending worth getting to (and maybe left something dangling for another book about these characters?) and when the last page was read, it was a bitter-sweet moment.

If you love mysteries (or even if you don't), you'll love this book as much as I did. It's definitely a keeper!

You can purchase this book here.

This book was provided to me for review by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

God bless you - Julie


  1. Hi Julie
    That sounds like a really good book,glad you're enjoying it!!! Just stopping through and hoping you're doing well,it's been awhile since I stooped even though I'm following,Have a good day Julie.

  2. I read this book too and really enjoyed it. It was so interesting that she didn't know who she was, but she knew she was a woman of faith.


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