Friday, April 16, 2010

#BookReview: Forget Me Not - Vicki Hinze

When an injured woman shows up at Crossroads Crisis Center, the staff can't help but to notice that she bears an uncanny resemblance to their founder, Susan Brandt.  The mystery woman has no recollection of how she ended up in Florida or why she looks so much like Susan.  What she does know is that two strange men are out to do her harm, but she's not sure why.

Benjamin Brandt lost his wife and son three years ago. In the years since, several women resembling his late wife have shown up claiming to be her.  He hasn't returned to the center he founded with his wife, but when his staff contacts him regarding the latest mystery woman, he feels compelled to find out why she's there.

Though Forget Me Not is promoted as a Christian mystery, Vicki Hinze is careful not to overwhelm the reader with the Christianity angle.  Once I figured out all of the players in the game, the book was an enjoyable read.

What did you like about the book?
I was pleasantly surprised to find that the book was not bogged down with a lot of biblical references.

What did you dislike about the book?
There were way too many names thrown at the reader all at once.  I spent at least 30 minutes just trying to figure out who all of the characters speaking and referenced were.  At first I thought that I just wasn't focused enough while reading it, but in speaking to another reader, I found that she had the same problem.

How can the author improve this book?
Streamlining the characters would be a start.

Published March 2010

Disclaimer: This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.

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