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What She Doesn't Know (Romantic Suspense) [Kindle Edition]

Lina Gardiner
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Raven Gale can’t put the past behind her. A year ago, her husband tried to kill her in a car accident and killed himself instead. And, as if that wasn’t bad enough; she finds out someone is pretending to be him on an isolated island in the Bay of Fundy. What if it’s really her husband? What if he’s still alive? She’d been in hospital when the funeral was held. For the first time in her life, she finds the strength to track down the imposter to find out what’s going on.
Now stranded on an island with no way back to the mainland, she’s in the worst trouble she could ever imagine. The imposter claims to want to help her and keep her safe from the other visitors on the island, a group of men who want her dead. And she has no idea why. She quickly learns everyone wants the same thing her husband wanted. Her family’s secrets. Secrets that she doesn’t know, or can’t remember.

Editorial Reviews


"Gardiner takes everthing positive about romance novels, mixes it with a little bit of adventure and throws in an evil villain or two, resulting in a perfect petit four for sating a romantic craving.  Just don't be surprised if you are hungry for more 30 minutes later" -- Kirkus Reviews

Lina Gardiner weaves a tight, exciting tale. Her writing style brings the senses to full alert and eggs the reader along with subtle clues and foreshadowing. What She Doesn't Know is an entertaining thriller and beautiful love story. Good entertainment!  -- Originally posted at LAS Romance Reviews

From the Back Cover

Special thanks to Nola Richardson, my best friend.  She's always, always there for me!

Product Details

  • File Size: 331 KB
  • Print Length: 198 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0987857312
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Lina Gardiner (January 29, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0073H9G9Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,802 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What She Doesn't Know April 18, 2012
By Arlena
Format:Kindle Edition
Author: Lina Gardiner
Published By: L.G.
Age Recommend: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating 5
Blog Review For: Great Minds Think Aloud

"What She Doesn't Know" by Lina Gardiner was a good suspense, mystery and even some romance read. This is really a action pack novel. It definitely kept me reading to see what was going to happen next.

"What She Doesn't Know" was of that was full of plots twists,secret societies and passageways. With the heroine (Raven Delacoeur Gale) having had amnesia, a librarian, a very annoying person at times, and a hero ... (Sloan Brockway) who has been in love with Raven for many years....taking her into danger that would find the hidden treasure (the artifact) that was needed to be found....... Sloan wanted Raven to have all the facts about her parents.. ..being a member of the protectorate(a secret organization).. What were they protecting? Why were they being chased by the (Jason Brimm's men... (some greedy thugs) and what did they want? Why did they want Raven dead or did they want her dead? What would happen when she found out that Sloan was related to her dead husband? What connection to all of this was about her parents and her uncle Phil? Now to answer these questions and many ... you will have to pick up this good read to find out the answers and much more.

This novel was very fascinating and the characters really helped make this an interesting and a few likable ones like ..Raven, Sloan, Johnson Carver, Uncle Phil to unlikable ones....Barry, Victor(Davey O'Riley), Mike, Preston and there are a few more I probably have left out.

"What She Doesn't Know" was indeed a well absorbing read and I would recommend this one a good read.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Did anyone proofread this? July 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It has been a long time since I read a book with so many errors in grammar and mechanics (repeated words, words left out, etc.) I don't know how something this poorly written gets published. As far as the story, it was full of holes. Too many things were left unexplained. There was no satisfying ending. The whole premise of the story(search for hidden artifacts) did not interest me. Just a big disappointment on so many levels!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Read February 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Who would suspect so much mystery, suspense, and love could be crammed into such a short novel! What She Doesn't Know throbs with adrenaline-pumping action and breathtaking emotion from start to finish.

When the reclusive, somewhat cowed-down Raven Gale decides to put her doubts to rest about the death of her abusive husband, she goes to Haart Island in the Bay of Fundy and unintentionally stirs up a hornet's nest.

Diagnosed with traumatic amnesia after the death of her parents, Raven has blocked out much of her life. Since the death of her Uncle Phil, who raised her after her parent's death, she never expects to know what happened during those years. The emotional journey Raven takes is heart-wrenching, plus her inability to trust makes her journey even more treacherous and miserable. As her true nature emerges and she seems to grow some backbone, I couldn't help but celebrate her victory.

Sloan Brockway, an undercover operative for the Protectorate, a secret organization, is neck deep in an investigation. He's in a hot bed of gangsters in the house on Haart Island when the naïve Raven shows up, forced along at gunpoint by the irascible Captain Mike. Sloan and Raven have a history that she doesn't remember, but he does--big time!Sloan never falters in his determination to complete his mission but his need to keep Raven safe adds danger that almost costs him his life.

What She Doesn't Know is action packed. The pace doesn't slow as Sloan and Raven outmanuever the gangsters who want to see them dead. Nor does it lag during the search for a mysterious relic. This book had me turning pages like crazy to see what happened next.

The secondary characters have a tremendous impact on both Sloan and Raven.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What She Doesn't Know June 2, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed this novel. It was quick and suspenseful. I did find Raven to be a little annoying at times, especially in the beginning. I just thought she seemed to be too eager to leave when she came all that way and really had no idea what was happening. Read the rest of this review here:[...]
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars vivid and fascinating November 1, 2012
By J's mom
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What She Doesn't Know is a unique mix of Raiders of the Lost Ark and a tale written by Joan Wilder from Romancing the Stone. Shy Raven gathers her courage to face what she thinks is her husband who had tried to kill her. Gardiner makes the choice of going to that remote island in the Bay of Fundy perfectly logical, and I found myself really rooting for Raven.
But the man who is playing her husband has his own secrets. Sloan Brockway belongs to a society that protects very unique artifacts. Raven finds herself falling in love with him, although she knows he's not her husband, nor is he totally honest with her. Again, Gardiner weaves vulnerability and resolve into her heroine as the pair begin to unravel a secret and work out whether or not they can create their own happy ending.
A wonderful, exciting tale that takes the reader to an island so well described, you can feel the mist on your face as you read it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Didn't want to put it down!
Loved this book-had trouble putting it down even to go to sleep. The characters were well developed and clearly had personality that made me want to get to know them better! Read more
Published 15 days ago by Lisa Weil
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Enjoyable read
Published 2 months ago by Julie Heath
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping tale
I liked the fact that I know New Brunswick and it was about the Bay of Fundy, so I could relate to the area. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jean Street
4.0 out of 5 stars What She Doesn't Know
I give this book a 4. It was a little confusing at first but it really pulled me in after a couple of chapters. I look forward to a continuation of the story.
Published 4 months ago by Michelle
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
ok read
Published 4 months ago by Rebecca Steinhilper
4.0 out of 5 stars Some typos
good story . but had it figured out about halfway thru. I would read more from this author interesting character and no gratuitous sex!
Published 5 months ago by Catherine A. Furrey
3.0 out of 5 stars I got a bit lost sometimes
This is a great mystery, we have Raven whose husband tried to kill her, but he is now supposedly dead himself. She doesn't accept this so goes off looking for him. Read more
Published 5 months ago by read-along-with-sue
3.0 out of 5 stars I hate books that do that
I kept looking for a second part of the book because it just left u hanging at the end!!!! I hate books that do that!!!! Come on finish the the story!!!! Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jane M. R.
5.0 out of 5 stars More Twists and turns than the tunnels!
This book had me on the edge of my kindle! Great story and unpredictable twists and turns. I couldn't - and did not want to stop reading.
Published 10 months ago by Barbera Gordon-Ferrizz
5.0 out of 5 stars What she doesn't know
This was a quick moving suspenseful book with lots of intrigue, plot twists and surprises. I enjoyed it and I know that anyone would enjoy it too.
Published 10 months ago by Brenda Doll
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More About the Author

Lina Gardiner, author of the award winning Jess Vandermire Vampire Hunter Series has writing in her blood. Living in New Brunswick, Canada, a hotspot for legendary ghosts and tall tales of odd happenings has probably added to her love of a good mystery. That, and the stories her grandfather told in the "parlor" when their grandmother wasn't paying attention, added to her love of storytelling, and the wonders of imagination.

Winner of the Prism Award, Best First Book, from FF&P (Futuristic, Fantasy and Paranormal Chapter of RWA).

Nominee for the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Best Book Awards.
Nominee for the Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewers' Choice Awards.

Her books have been well received by such reviewers as Kirkus Reviews and USA Today's HEA blog, including a 4.5-star rating from RT Book Reviews.

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