- Hardcover: 248 pages
- Publisher: AuthorHouse (October 21, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1452072353
- ISBN-13: 978-1452072357
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 36 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,516,580 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hardcover – October 21, 2010
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The story line is pretty good, the paths they take to uncover some of the puzzle keep your interest. I liked Rigo, the rescuer, and his family. I actually liked them better than the main character, the amnesiac, Carol. I had a problem at one point early in the novel with credibility in one scene. Carol goes off on her own to check out a lead and ends up in a one-night-stand with an under-handed attorney. It was hard to believe that after her trauma and after an attempt to dupe her, this sleaze-ball attorney would get to 1st base with her. This woman is supposed to have some smarts, so this part of the story was a stretch. If a sex scene had to be included, a more believable scenario would be the victim and her rescuer. Otherwise, it was pretty interesting.
This is an e-book, (99-cents from Amazon) It kept me entertained, so I can't complain .... much
As the plot thickens, the level of interest and intrigue makes this story difficult to put down. Mr Cook did a marvelous job developing characters you want to get to know. This was very enjoyable to read.
This adventure starts finding Carol Golden in a restaurant dumpster. That she was able to make connections as rapidly as she did is well, fiction, but the pace was fast and interesting. There was enough foreshadowing that I was able to guess the end and was pleased as the "how" was gradually revealed.
I'm sometimes dubious of the .99 offerings; this one was a delight.
Overall, a pretty decent story.
The search for the heroine's identity was unconvincing, the characters not fleshed out well and the dialogue was non-engaging. The appearance of a crass farmer who may have been the woman's biological mother was outlandish.
The writer spent far too much time in unnecessary details such as GPS readings and not nearly enough building tension. At no time did I feel this woman was in any peril - she didn't appear particularly frightened by her amnesia, her grandmother's denial of their relationship unconvincing. Granny should have reacted with far more emotion.The heroine's appearance didn't match her photos (she is supposed to be half Japanese) and her memory returned very conveniently as required.
I was astonished when the heroine jumped into bed with one of the characters very early in the piece - in fact her behaviour was very unsavoury. There was no explanation for this action - which she appeared to relish - and caused me to think she might be a prostitute.
Another problem with the novel was the looseness of the writing - sentences were naive statements and words repeated. I read around 60% of the book and then skipped to the last few pages where my expectations were confirmed as to the perpetrators of the crimes.
The ending was very lame.